East Meets West

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Sergi Prokofiev, Eric Whitacre
Grade 5

East Meets West
based on Sergi Prokofiev's Scythian Suite and Eric Whitacre's Lux Aurumque.
Wind arrangement by Jair Klarfeld
Percussion arrangement by Manuel J. Maldonado

As our ancient European traveler sets across to the Far East for the first time, he begins to cross the land of the Scythians. Part One portrays the excitement that the adventurer must have experienced with interjections of Far East musical and percussive concepts intermingled.

Part Two changes moods as the traveler begins to stumble across the beauty and pagentry of the Orient. He meets a lovely woman whom he trusts to lead her along his way.

As Part Three begins, our adventurer is in great peril and must find a way to escape his captors and return home. He reflects on his travels and the beautiful woman, but soon realizes the severity of the situation. A chase pursues during the last 30 seconds. Will our traveler make it home?!

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