Star Crossing

Robert Paterson

About this work:
It is most likely that in our lifetimes, we will never have an opportunity to travel through outer space. Many of us often look up at the stars with wonderment, marveling at the vastness of the night sky, wishing we could have this experience. This work is my attempt to impart the sensation of what I think it might feel like to travel through the galaxy, and to give the feeling, through sound, of staring up at the star-filled sky on a quiet, clear night.
Year composed: 1999
Duration: 00:08:15
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 2-5 players
Instrumentation: 1 Flute, 1 Clarinet, 1 Percussion (General), 1 Piano
Instrumentation notes: Flute doubling Piccolo and Alto Flute. Clarinet doubling Bass Clarinet and E-flat Clarinet. Percussion Instruments Needed: Vibraphone (with working motor), Orchestra Bells.

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