Voyage into the Blue

碧空への出航

Grade 3.5
Performance Time: 8'45"
Publisher: Beriato Music <Hal Leonard MGB> (2014)

      




Voyage into the Blue was commissioned by the Windbands of Mizumaki Minami Junior High School, Koyo Junior High School and Fukuma Junior High School bands performed the work in a competition.
The pictorial music describes the voyage of an airplane. The introduction depicts the take-off, which is then embellished by the following section marked "energico." The second movement is an attractive setting of the flight itself. The slow section depicts a star-filled night sky. The close presents the landing at dawn: the flight is over.
A beautiful and exciting musical journey!


福岡県の北九州市立向洋中学校・福津市立福間東中学校・水巻町立水巻南中学校の3校合同委嘱作品。
タイトルの通り、空の旅を描いた作品で、冒頭とEnergicoの始まりは航空機の離陸する情景を表しています。主題に入ってからは高い上空を飛行する様子、中間部は夜間飛行の様子をそれぞれ描きます。Heroicの堂々とした音楽で着陸の時をむかえ、音楽による空の旅は無事帰還を迎えます。



Recording

Arizona
Best Selections for Band

The Royal Netherlands Army Band 'Johan Willem Friso
Major Tijmen Botma, conductor

De Haske Records
DHR 02-055-3