Duration Grade - Playable by 4th. Section bands upwards.
This piece is inspired by NASA’s “Voyager” project, which was brought to mind by the recent mission to Mars. The two Voyager probes were launched into space in 1977 on a mission to explore the Solar System and beyond. They have now travelled far beyond Pluto and are still hurtling away from Earth at a speed of about 40,000 miles per hour! The music is intended to capture the spirit of a relentless journey into the unknown.
This work was one of twelve works commissioned by the Scottish Brass Band Association and Funded by Creative Scotland Targeted Fund - 2021
to aid Covid Recovery and support composers in Scotland.
In the You Tube video provided - the composer Cameron Mabon conducts his own work with the Whitburn Brass Band.
Four eminent Scottish composers were each commissioned to write three works - all at different levels of difficulty and styles.
The four composers are : Gareth Bowman Alan Fernie Cameron Mabon Iain Mundy