Falling Stars

Price: 
$105.00

Falling Stars

Arranger/Composer: 

Daughtrey, Nathan

Item Code:
25335
Publisher: 
C. Alan Publications

Inspired by a poem of the same name by Rainer Maria Rilke, Falling Stars paints a picture of reflection, wonder, and longing through its vivid imagery of a meteor shower.

Program Notes

Inspired by a poem of the same name by Rainer Maria Rilke, Falling Stars paints a picture of reflection, wonder, and longing through its vivid imagery of a meteor shower.

FALLING STARS by RAINER MARIA RILKE (trans. Albert Ernest Flemming)
Do you remember still the falling stars
that like swift horses through the heavens raced
and suddenly leaped across the hurdles
of our wishes--do you recall? And we
did make so many! For there were countless numbers
of stars: each time we looked above we were
astounded by the swiftness of their daring play,
while in our hearts we felt safe and secure
watching these brilliant bodies disintegrate,
knowing somehow we had survived their fall.

Grade Level: 2.5
Copyright: 2022
Number of Players: 5+
Duration: 3:30

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    Instrumentation

    Part 1
    Flute
    Oboe
    B-flat Clarinet
    B-flat Trumpet

    Part 2
    B-flat Clarinet/Trumpet
    Alto Saxophone

    Part 3
    B-flat Clarinet/Trumpet
    Alto Saxophone
    F Horn

    Part 4
    Tenor Saxophone
    F Horn
    Trombone/Euphonium/Bassoon

    Part 5
    B-flat Bass Clarinet
    Baritone Saxophone
    Trombone/Euphonium/Bassoon
    Tuba
    Double Bass

    Piano [optional]

    Optional Percussion
    Timpani (4 drums)
    Bells
    Vibraphone
    Percussion 1: Wind Chimes, Suspended Cymbal
    Percussion 2: Triangle, Bass Drum