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StarCatchers (2016)

Medium: Concert Band
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Composed: 2016
Duration: 5:30
Difficulty: Grade 3

Flute 1
Flute 2
B-flat Clarinet 1
B-flat Clarinet 2
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone 1/2
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone

B-flat Trumpet 1
B-flat Trumpet 2
F Horn
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
(Baritone T.C.) 

Timpani (4 drums + suspended cymbal)
Mallets 1 (bells, chimes)
Mallets 2 (vibraphone, xylophone)
Percussion 1 (snare drum, suspended cymbal, cabasa)
Percussion 2 (triangle, woodblock, 4 concert toms, wind chimes)
Percussion 3 (bass drum, gong/tam-tam)

StarCatchers was commissioned by the Central District Bandmaster’s Association for performance by the 2016 Middle School All-District Symphonic Band on January 30, 2016. The five-and-a-half-minute piece was inspired by the young fiction series “Peter and the Starcatchers” by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson, which explores the younger adventures of Peter Pan that took place before he met the Darling family as told by J.M. Barrie. It is meant to capture the innocence, adventure, and wonderment experienced by Peter, Molly, & the lost boys as they travel around in search of the magical “star stuff ” to keep it out of the grips of the evil pirate Black Stache. Let your imagination run wild!