Per Ardua ad Astra

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Major contest work for a lower-grade Brass Band. Written for an up-and-coming Australian D Grade (4th Section in UK terms) band with some strong players in some parts, the piece would also be suitable for C Grade (3rd Section).

The title "Per Ardua ad Astra" means "Through Struggle to the Stars", and is the motto of the Royal (Australian/New Zealand/Canadian) Air Force, among others - I hope this piece captures a bit of spirit of the R(A/NZ/C)AF in some way.

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Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
12 minutes
Concert band / wind band
Modern classical music

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