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Caronte's Voyage

Year of composition
Easy (Grades 1-3)
4 minutes
Classical music
String orchestra
Instrumental parts
Not available

�Caronte�s Voyage� was written for a Uni project in which I had to compose a simple piece for an amateur group. The piece is designed to be played by an amateur string orchestra with each part divided into two: (A) = advanced part (grades 3-5), (B) = basic part (grades 1-3). The melody is usually doubled so less-able players are supported. The title of the piece is taken from mythology with Caronte being the boatman taking people across to Hades (the underworld). The piece creates a medieval atmosphere through the repeated drone, dance rhythm and use of the Aeolian mode. Parts can be obtained free by contacting me.

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