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Celtic Voyage

By Melanie Donahue

Concert Band - Grade 3
Composed by Melanie Donahue. Concert Band. Young Symphonic. Conductor Score & Parts. 144 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.31716).

Item Number: AP.31716

Inspired by the many hardships of the Irish immigrants, this piece brings hope of a new world, a new lease on life and a second chance. The piece begins with the sound of the ocean in the background (played by the ocean drum) while a solo flute plays the main theme. As the piece develops the theme represents several scenes: first, the knowledge that life needs to change due to the famine and hardships of the time; second, the immigrants begin their move to America; third, the arrival in America and seeing the statue of Liberty, which is the climactic moment of the piece; and finally, ending with the same idea in the beginning of the piece but now as memory and longing for Ireland.
Concert; Contest/Festival.

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  • 2011-05-10 00:00:00.0 Beautiful

    When this piece was preformed, we received so many compliments about how the beautiful slow beginning merged with the the loud faster part in the middle. This piece is truly a song that will encourage younger band to work and get better.

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