Jason and the Golden Fleece

Composer: Raum, Elizabeth
Instrumentation: Brass Choir Instruments: French Horn, Percussion, Timpani, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Genre: Contemporary

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4 Trumpets, 2 Horns, 4 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani and Percussion; 4 movements
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    The first movement, Jason and the Argonauts, represents the  crew of heroes on the "Argo," the ship built to carry them in  their quest for the Golden Fleece. 

    The Symplegades, or clashing islands, impeded the entrance to the Euxine Sea. These small rocky islands floated on the surface of the water, and in their tossings and heavings occasionally came together to crush anything caught between them. Jason, on the advice of Phineus, let a dove fly through the islands first, and when they clashed, just missing her, Jason passed safely through on the rebound.

    Medea was the beautiful and seductive daughter of the Colchian king who owned the powerful sorceress and gives Jason a charm to help him complete the tasks her father demanded that Jason do to win the Fleece. One of those tasks, Sowing the Dragon's Teeth, required that Jason yoke two fire-breathing bulls to a plow and sow the teeth of the dragon which Cadmus had slain and  from which would grow a crop of armed men. When this belligerent army rose from the ground, Jason, using the charm Medea had given him, caused such confusion in the ranks of his assailants that they turned on each other until there were none left. 

    The final movement, The Golden Fleece, comes as a tribute to the success of the group of heroes in their long and difficult quest.

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    SKU CM2990
    Price 100.00
    Delivery PDF download, Shipped (printed)
    Composer Raum, Elizabeth
    Arranger No
    Instrument French Horn, Percussion, Timpani, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
    Instrumentation Brass Choir
    Genre Contemporary
    Grade 4
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