By Keith Sharp
Belwin Intermediate String Orchestra
Conductor Score & Parts
This stirring title features a majestic main theme and pesante accompanying figures which are catchy and attractive to play. The piece tells a story: its varied musical ideas portray the determination and resilience of explorers as they trek into the challenging unknown, contrasted with calmer experiences and the pleasure that new discoveries bring. A central chorale in G Major encourages cantabile sustain and warm tonal blend between the driving outer sections of the piece. All parts share the melodic interest and are thoughtfully written for the technique of developing players. The piano accompaniment is useful for rehearsal purposes or to assist with scaffolding balance, rhythm, and pitch in concert. (3:20) This title is available in SmartMusic.