Into the Sun is a scrapbook of stories told by many of their passage to Australia; whether it be as free settlers in the 1800s, post-World War II immigrants or refugees seeking asylum with a focus on those who came to the Western Sydney region.
Genre: Concert Band Series | # of Players: Standard Level: 3.5 | Duration: 9:30
As a child of immigrants, this piece resonated with me in a personal way. All of the stories that Jodie provides (both in the score and on her website) helps propel the music. The music is both thought provoking and emotional, and really connects the players with how most countries “started”.
Musically speaking - the piece offers both technical & lyrical needs of intermediate/advanced students. There are a lot of opportunities to stretch their musical minds!Mandart Chan
Mar 5th 2020