Artemis Generation, The

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$54.00

Artemis Generation, The

Arranger/Composer: 

Wallace, Doug

Item Code:
30580
Publisher: 
C. Alan Publications

Inspired by the lunar exploration program The Artemis Plan, this percussion octet imagines the initial exploration phase, the discovery and colonization, and the unknown that lies ahead. With our population ever growing, and the Earth’s climate in danger, a new generation will have to find creative ways to sustain life. The Artemis Generation could be a big part of the solution.

Program Notes

The Artemis Plan is a lunar exploration program initiated and outlined by NASA in September of 2020. It’s key components include setting humanity on a sustainable course to the moon, landing humans on the moon, creating a human-robotic presence on the moon, and eventually expanding to Mars. This piece, scored for 8 percussionists, imagines the initial exploration phase, the discovery and colonization, and the unknown that lies ahead. With our population ever growing, and the Earth’s climate in danger, a new generation will have to find creative ways to sustain life. The Artemis Generation could be a big part of the solution.

This work was commissioned by Matthew Baker, Alex Singer, and The Cooper Middle Band from McLean, VA.

Grade Level: 4
Copyright: 2022
Number of Players: 8
Duration: 5:00

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    Instrumentation

    Player 1: Glockenspiel, Woodblock
    Player 2: Xylophone, Claves
    Player 3: Vibraphone, Güiro
    Player 4: Marimba (4.3-octave), Cabasa
    Player 5: Timpani (4 drums)
    Player 6: Snare Drum, Large Tom
    Player 7: Brake Drum (or Anvil), Suspended (or Ride) Cymbal, Crash Cymbals
    Player 8: Bass Drum