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The Raft of Medusa

Composed by Gareth Wood

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The Raft of Medusa

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The Raft of the Medusa is a painting by Theodore Gericault and hangs in the Louvre, Paris. It depicts the true story of a shipwreck and of a hastily constructed raft upon which at least 157 people were cast adrift for 13 days and endured starvation, dehydration, cannibalism and madness. The work is a diabolical duel between trumpet and trombone, a violent tone poem showing off the techniques of the soloists. There is no light in this piece, no triumph, only sadness.

An original composition for Superbrass.

Duration: 6:00 Minutes

4 Trumpets
1 Horn in F
4 Trombones
1 Tuba
2 Percussion

Percussion section requires: Bass Drum, 3 Tomtoms and Woodblock.