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Lightsails (’Oumuamua)

for percussion ensemble
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 5:20
Personnel: 7 players
State Lists: Missouri | Florida
Release Date: 2023
Product ID : TSPCE23-026
Price: $46.00
Item #: TSPCE23-026

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Description

In 2017, the world was captivated by the discovery of 'Oumuamua – a celestial wanderer from beyond our solar system. Its elongated shape and mysterious origins were so unique that they sparked speculation. Scientists pondered: could it be an artificial creation? Might 'Oumuamua be something akin to a lightsail—a spacecraft propelled by the radiation pressure (or "wind") from stars, originating from a distant, advanced civilization?

Lightsails ('Oumuamua) by Clif Walker provides a soundtrack for this intriguing encounter, employing a range of techniques on mallet keyboards and metallics. Both rhythmically and harmonically dense, Walker masterfully evokes a sense of vast space and wonder, sure to elicit goosebumps and offer a substantial challenge for seven medium-advanced players.

If 'Oumuamua is truly a creation of an advanced civilization, are they friend or foe?

Lightsails ('Oumuamua) is available as a professionally bound printed score and comes with individual parts in PDF format for either printing or tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Crotales (high octave)

Glockenspiel

Chimes

2 Vibraphones

2 Marimbas — (1) low A, (1) 5-octave

Drums — concert bass drum

Cymbals & gongs — China cymbal, hi-hat, ride cymbal (flat), sizzle cymbal, splash cymbal, 4-5 suspended cymbals, tam-tam, Remo Spoxe (or Zil-Bel or other large resonant metal)

Accessories — bell tree, finger cymbal, mark tree, triangle, wooden plank

Description

In 2017, the world was captivated by the discovery of 'Oumuamua – a celestial wanderer from beyond our solar system. Its elongated shape and mysterious origins were so unique that they sparked speculation. Scientists pondered: could it be an artificial creation? Might 'Oumuamua be something akin to a lightsail—a spacecraft propelled by the radiation pressure (or "wind") from stars, originating from a distant, advanced civilization?

Lightsails ('Oumuamua) by Clif Walker provides a soundtrack for this intriguing encounter, employing a range of techniques on mallet keyboards and metallics. Both rhythmically and harmonically dense, Walker masterfully evokes a sense of vast space and wonder, sure to elicit goosebumps and offer a substantial challenge for seven medium-advanced players.

If 'Oumuamua is truly a creation of an advanced civilization, are they friend or foe?

Lightsails ('Oumuamua) is available as a professionally bound printed score and comes with individual parts in PDF format for either printing or tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Crotales (high octave)

Glockenspiel

Chimes

2 Vibraphones

2 Marimbas — (1) low A, (1) 5-octave

Drums — concert bass drum

Cymbals & gongs — China cymbal, hi-hat, ride cymbal (flat), sizzle cymbal, splash cymbal, 4-5 suspended cymbals, tam-tam, Remo Spoxe (or Zil-Bel or other large resonant metal)

Accessories — bell tree, finger cymbal, mark tree, triangle, wooden plank



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