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Crack in the Ice, A

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Genre: Young Band Series
# of Players: Standard
Level: 2.5 | Duration: 3:35
Publisher: Brolga Music | Copyright: 2015

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    A Crack in the Ice was inspired by a short piece of video footage of an ice climber on a wall of ice, hundreds of feet above safety but surrounded by breathtaking mountains and snow. All is well until he strikes one too many times into the wall above; there is a sudden crack and the whole ice wall that he is on breaks away from the mountainside and falls. You will love this dramatic tale of survival!

    Genre: Young Band Series | # of Players: Standard
    Level: 2.5 | Duration: 3:35

    Instrumentation
    Flute 1, 2
    Oboe
    Bassoon
    Clarinet1, 2, 3
    Bass Clarinet
    Alto Saxophone 1, 2
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone

    Trumpet 1, 2
    Horn
    Trombone
    Euphonium
    Tuba

    Timpani/Whip
    Mallet 1
    Mallet 2
    Percussion 1
    Percussion 2
    Percussion 3

    Program Notes
    A Crack in the Ice was inspired by a short piece of video footage of an ice climber on a wall of ice, hundreds of feet above safety but surrounded by breathtaking mountains and snow. Each progressive movement upwards involved using his pickaxe to hit the ice and find a hold in the surface above him, before painstakingly hauling himself upwards. All is well until he strikes one too many times into the wall above; there is a sudden crack and the whole ice wall that he is on breaks away from the mountainside and falls.Miraculously he rides the broken shard of ice as it slides down the face of the cliff to a resting place hundreds of feet below the point where he was only moments earlier. He is immediately surrounded by relieved colleagues and friends, shaking their heads in disbelief of what they have just witnessed while celebrating the lone climbers remarkable survival.

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