Mercury in Transit
a celestial event for wind ensemble

Derek Charke
Composer
Derek Charke
Composition Date: 2016
Duration: 00:10:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Concert Band / Large Wind Ensembles

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Band
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Programme Note:
Mercury in Transit – a celestial event for wind ensemble was commissioned by Halifax All-City Music, Nathan Beeler, Director. It was inspired by the transit of Mercury that occurred on May 9, 2016. The form of the work follows the trajectory of Mercury, first hurling though space with a comet-like tail hundreds of thousands of kilometres behind it, then reaching the event horizon, and finally completing its transit in front of the sun. The work is in four distinct sections: (1) The comet tail of Mercury, (2) Mercury, the planet, (3) the event horizon, and (4) Mercury in transit. The next transit of Mercury will be on November 11, 2019.

Premiere Information:
Halifax
Spatz Theatre
16 May 2017
Halifax All-City Music
Nathan Beeler

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1800 C473mer
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Concert Band / Large Wind Ensembles
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 2, 2017
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    36 Pages
    Height: 17 inches
    Width: 11 inches
    Parts page count: 173
    Parts
    173 Pages
    Height: 11 inches
    Width: 8.5 inches
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by Halifax All-City Music; Nathan Beeler, Director

    I The Comet Tail of Mercury
    II Mercury, the Planet
    III The Event Horizon
    IV Mercury in Transit
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