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Concert band - Level 0.5
Composed by William Owens (1963-). Concert Band. FJH Starter Series. Score and set of parts. Duration 1 minute. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1365).

Item Number: FJ.B1365

Take an imaginary flight on the ever-graceful winged-horse Pegasus! Using just six notes, this work manages to capture the grandeur of this mythical creature through the triumphant melodies that are passed around the ensemble. Harmonies are surprisingly rich for a work at this level and make the piece sound much harder than it really is. Fabulous!
In Greek mythology, Pegasus was the winged horse-god son of Poseidon and the Gorgon Medusa. During his life, he carried thunderbolts for the god Zeus and was ridden by Eos, the goddess of dawn. Today, the word "pegasus" has come to refer to any winged horse, and the symbol endures as one of endless fascination. The music is quite lively in nature, and portrays an imaginary flight of the ever-graceful equine of myth. The introduction takes us "up-up-and-away" in the form of a bright trumpet fanfare. The melody is then played by lower instruments, depicting peril during flight. The full ensemble then comes together, giving a picture of the winged wonder in all his glory leading to a thrilling finish.

About FJH Starter Series

Introduction to Beginning Band - Ideal for the first several months of instruction. These pieces are a comfortable length for students (about a half page of music) and are playable with as few as five instruments. All instruments are limited to a 6-note diatonic range. Several supplemental exercises are included to help teach different elements of each piece. Grade .5

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