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Goddess of Fire

By Steven Reineke

Grade 4.5
Composed by Steven Reineke. Concert Band. Spotlight Series. Audio recording available separately (items CL.WFR340 & CL.WFR352). Score and set of parts. Composed 2006. Duration 9 minutes, 59 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-3564-00).

Item Number: CL.012-3564-00

A magnificent programmatic work for symphonic band that is an offering to Pele, the Goddess of Hawaii's volcanoes. The work opens with primordial, mysterious sounds representing the foreboding volcanoes of Hawaii. We are then introduced to Pele as a tall, beautiful young woman. This is one of the forms she can take and it represents her powers of creation and beauty. This gives way to the active and destructive Pele, often taking the form of an old woman, wrinkled and bent with age. The following lyrical section of the piece is the full statement of Pele's theme of creation and beauty. As this theme settles, we begin to hear the ground pop and crack letting us know that new lava is beginning to bubble and flow. Suddenly and violently, one of her volcanoes erupts, creating massive chaos and destruction. After the eruption subsides, Pele's theme of creation and beauty returns again. A wonderful addition to any concert or festival performance by mature bands. Exceptional in every respect!

About C.L. Barnhouse Spotlight Series

The Barnhouse "Spotlight" series includes publications for solo instruments with concert band accompaniment. These publications are designed to feature outstanding members of your band as soloist, and to provide unique and entertaining programming options. Solo parts are graded more difficult than the band accompaniments

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  • 5

    Gurnee, IL
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  • August 03, 2008 Amazingggg!

    My middle school played this song for contest a few years ago. We recieved a 1+ rating and won first place in our division and overal best award. This song has beautiful melodies and ambitious harmonies. It's perfect for an intermediate/advanced/mature band. I recomend it highly! (:

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  • April 23, 2008 Great Song!

    This is a great song which is currently beign played by our intermediate High School Band.

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