Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.
Dedicated to Nicholas Childs and the Black Dyke Band, Heroes pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the incredible achievements of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
The piece is cast in three continuous sections:
- Ignition, which launches the work, propels us into orbit with dynamic rhythmic writing before transitioning into the second section...
- Tranquility, provides the soloists an opportunity to revel in a contrasting sound world, reflecting the remarkable quiet and stillness of The Sea of Tranquility.
- Return, the find section is a technical tour de force, developing material from the earlier sections before a reprise of the Tranquility theme brings the work to a resounding conclusion.