The Red Planet

First Plus Performance Series
Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Concert Band
Instrumentation: Full Score, Clarinet 1 in Bb, Alto Saxophone in Eb, Percussion 1 - Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Clarinet 2 in Bb, Mallet Percussion - Xylophone, Timpani, Baritone Saxophone in Eb, Flute, Percussion 2 - Tambourine, Crash Cymbals, Triangle, Trumpet 2 in Eb, Tenor
Item Number: FPS89
Number of Pages: 124
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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Quick Overview

The Red Planet is an original concert piece in 5/4 time for a band with at least one year’s training. Joseph Compello's intriguing new work depicts the planet Mars in 5/4 time, giving the work an uneven, exciting feel. The opening section is bold and aggressive, and this piece explores a variety of moods throughout its duration. This, along with the lyrical pseudo sci-fi sound, will make The Red Planet a big hit with students. As a bonus, Compello included a fugato section to help introduce students to contrapuntal music.

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