SPACE, Odyssey of the Mind, Part 1: Supernovus

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Supernovae are one of the most spectacular and rare sights in the sky. Put simply, it's an explosion; the sudden death of a red supergiant. The conditions inside the star become so unstable the core shrinks and collapses on itself. Within seconds there is a cataclysmic explosion that destroys the star, ejecting a vast cloud of material into space (its outer layers). The heavier elements enrich interstellar gas from which planets form. Therefore, to study our solar system, we must begin our journey with such a phenomenon.

Imagine that you have been traveling through space and you've come across our Milky Way in its infancy (meas. 1-28). You enter and pass through the exterior arms of the spirals as they form (29-35). Notice the star up ahead (36-44). You explore it, when suddenly its core collapses (45-51) and explodes as a supernova (52-59). Over the next thousands of centuries the solar system forms and you witness the beauty of creation itself (60-109). You must move on to explore the system. Passing Pluto you venture onwards in this final voyage (110-119). What lies ahead (120-128)?

Score ID
Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
5 minutes
Concert band / wind band
Classical music

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