SUMMARY

A syzygy is a straight-line configuration of three or more celestial bodies in a gravitational system. Therefore, a lunar eclipse would be classified as a syzygy. The show takes you through the different stages of a lunar eclipse, starting with a brass chorale on Side 1 of the field. Throughout the show, as the lunar eclipse progresses, the idea is for the band to gradually make their way across the field horizontally, culminating with the final brass chorale at the end of the show. These chorales can be done off-field as well. There is tons of visual potential with this show!

Part One: "Full Moon"
Part Two: "The Darkening"
Part Three: "Blood Moon"
Part Four: "The Lightening"
Part Five: "End Cycle"


INSTRUMENTATION

WINDS
Flute
Clarinet in Bb 1, 2
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax

Trumpet in Bb 1, 2, 3
Mellophone
Baritone 1, 2, 3
Tuba

PERCUSSION
Timpani
Synthesizer 1, 2
Vibraphone 1, 2
Glockenspiel
Xylophone
Marimba 1, 2
Chimes
Percussion 1, 2, 3

Snareline
Tenorline
5 Bass Drums


REPERTOIRE

Original music by Alex Thode


INFORMATION

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Year Commissioned: 2016
Difficulty: Grade 4
Duration: 8:50 (with brass chorales); 7:20 (without chorales)

Winds and front ensemble arranged by Alex Thode
Drumline arranged by Joshua Wisswell

Commissioned by the Cheney High School Marching Band (WA) - Mr. Rich Sonnemaker, Director


$2,250

Winds & Full Percussion
(please inquire for recording)

$1,750

Winds & Front Ensemble Only