Into the Unknown, Karen K. Robertson Concert Band Grade 2

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SKU 24480

Into the Unknown is a fast-paced and melodious piece that seeks to capture both the danger and excitement one feels when facing that which is not known. The low brass brings about that ominous sense of danger while the woodwinds give a heart-rousing push, all while being propelled forward by the driving percussion. Frequent time changes add to the momentum of the journey, keeping both the player and listener on the edge of their seat.

Program Notes

Humanity has always had an interesting relationship with the idea of “The Unknown.” Though we love the comforts of home, humans seek to explore the unknown whether by horse, ship, rocket or just by simply putting one foot in front of another. Yes, we are afraid of that which we do not know and yet, there lies a compulsion to understand and make “The Unknown” known. Thus, we are compelled to take leave of safety and explore.

This fast paced and melodious piece seeks to capture both the danger and excitement one feels when facing that which is not known. The low brass brings about that ominous sense of danger while the woodwinds give a heart rousing push all while being propelled forward by the driving percussion. Frequent time changes add to the momentum of the journey, keeping both the player and listener on the edge of their seat. This piece is dedicated to all who continue to have the great curiosity to explore Into the Unknown.

Instrumentation

Piccolo (optional)
Flute 1
Flute 2
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Clarinet 1
B-flat Clarinet 2
Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone

B-flat Trumpet 1
B-flat Trumpet 2
F Horn 1
F Horn 2
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Euphonium
T.C. Baritone
Tuba

Timpani [4 drums]
Bells
Suspended Cymbal
Bells (optional)
Snare Drum & Bass Drum

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