The Explorers of Orion


Grade 2.5
Performance Time: 4'15"
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse (2005)


An exceptional debut composition by a teenaged Japanese composer, it's a very impressive work that is going to be a big hit with bands everywhere. The opening movement features lively rhythms and tuneful melodies and includes an energy which will appeal to students and audiences alike! A delightful slower section includes solos for flute and trumpet which lay very well for those instruments. All in all, it's an effective piece that is a great concert or festival choice and an excellent teaching piece for any mid-level band. This one is special!



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