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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - Prelude

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
5 minutes
Modern classical music
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts

So this is the prelude to The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. (The other 4-5 sections will be forthcoming.)

So the setting… hm, well, the lyrics (the Ave Maria and a tenor solo of the Doxology) are meant as an invocation, as this song is the prelude. Rhythmic accuracy is a must, but keep in mind that the dynamics and tempi are guidelines, not prison cells… Oh, the flute is intended to be a solo, so if you are performing, I strongly suggest micking that part. Oh, right, if you are having serious trouble seeing the music, let me know; I'd just rather not resize if I didn't have to. Also, please do contact me if you intend to perform this (I know, "Chances are slim," but here's hoping!), and we'll discuss pricing before you buy it.

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