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To Sail Beyond the Stars

By Timothy Loest

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Concert band - Level 3
Composed by Timothy Loest. Concert Band. FJH Concert Band. Score and set of parts. Duration 5 minutes. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1307).

Item Number: FJ.B1307

Although this work is traditional in form, its tonality goes beyond the expected, immersing the listener in a wide variety of harmonies - some rich and expansive, others dissonant and tight.
For centuries, people have looked into the heavens and dreamed. Whether gazing at the moon or stars, thoughts of distant places have enchanted all of us. Undoubtedly, the sheer enormity of the universe has fostered wonderment, sparked exploration, and inspired profound questions that grapple with the meaning of life itself. Although the title of this work evokes images of space exploration, it is really a metaphor of the profound journey that occurs each time we experience music. Music has been defined as humanly shaped sound for expressive purposes. But it is more than that. Music is a rocket ship, lifting us upward and propelling us to celestial places - places that allow us to realize the depth of our humanness and the greatness of our Creator.

About FJH Concert Band

Designed for high school groups and upper-level middle school groups. Independence is encouraged, but many lines are cross-cued. Usually includes an expanded percussion section. Grades 3 - 3.5

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