VOYAGER

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Scoring & Instrumentation
Percussion, tape
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Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
9
Movements

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Description

Composer's Note:

This work takes its name from the Voyager 1 spacecraft launched by NASA in 1977. As it flew past Saturn, Voyager used that planet's gravitational field to propel itself toward deep space, becoming the first human-made object to leave our solar system. Voyager's journey is immense. Traveling about 1,000,000 miles a day, it will take 20,000 years to leave the gravitational field of the Sun. Voyager will then enter deep space and travel for billions of years. At some point during this journey, the Sun will be no more than a charred cinder and human beings may no longer exist. But Voyager will be traveling on.

Comments

“It truly is a striking work, and I mean that with no pun on its percussive intensity. McCandless exercises particular care in coordinating the percussion with the electronic part. I hope he keeps bringing this piece out, since if other people are like me, one never tires of it.”   
                        
   – Joseph Pehrson, New Music Connoisseur

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Included in the collection Percussion Works by American Composers.

First Perfomance

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Recording

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Text Language - Non English

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Title Number

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Ensemble Type
solo instrument(s) +audio or video playback
Genre/Theme
science or geography themes
Instrument
Percussion , tape (audio) fixed media

Files & Media

Audio
mccandlessvoyagerperformance2000mp3_excerpt.mp3
Audio file
Video

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Sample Pages

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Purchase Options
PDF License & Download
PDF Price
Print & Ship
$18.00 score
Score includes link to electronics download.
ACA-MCCR-002