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Carpathia

Sheet Music
Voicing/Format Concert Band
Composer William Owens
Publisher Fjh Music Company, Inc.
Series Developing Band
Grade 1.5
Catalog # B1349

Price: $45.00

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Carpathia Composed by William Owens. For Concert Band. Published by Fjh Music Company, Inc.. (Catalog # B1349, UPC: 674398222834)

** Stanton’s Staff Selection – 2007 **
Key: Eb - Meter: 4/4
Rhythms: whole, half, quarter, and basic 8th note groupings
Teaching Concepts: dissonances, subdivision, accidentals, tempo changes, sound effects

Your students will love this exciting piece depicting the emergency response and rescue by the RMS Carpathia upon receiving a distress signal from the ill-fated RMS Titanic. Driving and intense, the captain pushes his vessel to the limit (your students will enjoy creating the rattling of the ship and hissing of the overheated boiler). A contrasting hymn-like section evokes the sadness of the scene upon their arrival. The main theme returns as the RMS Carpathia makes a triumphant (706 people were rescued) yet tragic return to safety. (2:00)

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