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Goddess of Fire

Sheet Music
Voicing/Format Concert Band
Composer Steven Reineke
Publisher C L Barnhouse Co
Catalog # 012-3564-00

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Goddess of Fire Composed by Steven Reineke. For Concert Band. Published by C L Barnhouse Co. (Catalog # 012-3564-00)

Written for the Goddess of the volcanoes of Hawaii, Pele, this work is a depiction of her in both of her guises - creator of beauty and wonder, and destroyer of all things. The piece begins with soft melodies in the woodwinds with a variety of sound effects in the percussion - this is Pele as a young, beautiful woman in her role of creator. Slowly but surely the tension builds giving way to a violent eruption with a driving syncopated rhythm in the low brass (written in 10/8 but it feels in 5/4), a rhythmic motive in the trumpets, and driving, pointed lines in the woodwinds - this is Pele the old woman in her role of destroyer. Powerful and beautiul, the dynamic and rhythmic qualities of this piece will provide programmatic fire to your concert band.
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