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La marcha de Mercurio

para banda principiante (Grado 1)

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cover of a music score titled, Jupiter. dark starry background with image of the planet Jupiter

I wrote Fossil Light for an orchestration workshop in graduate school back in 2010-11.  The title was inspired by a line in a book where the author referred to starlight as "Fossil Light." Each movement depicts a different viewpoint of the light: the bold, intense sight at the source of the star, the faint, ages-old dots we see in the sky, and the traveling of the light particles in between.  ​Though score and parts are unfortunately unavailable, I'm always up for a commission! Please send me a note if you would be interested in collaborating! 

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About the Work


I completed Steps for tenor saxophone and wind ensemble in 2015.  At that point in time, Steps was the second movement of a two-movement work, That Takes Care 'a That (silly name for a dissertation!). Since then, I have decided to turn it into a stand-alone piece.  Below, you'll find the original score and sample recordings. Though revisiting a work that is a few years old can be a daunting task for a composer, there are some moments in Steps that I'm truly excited about developing more.  My goal is to complete the work by 2025. ​


Are you a saxophonist, conductor, or member of an ensemble that would be interested in being part of the process and premiere? Or, would you simply like to be among the first to know when the score and parts are available? Please let me know by filling out the form below.  I'm open to putting together a consortium, and I would much appreciate any help or feedback. 

Send me a note to be part of the process/premiere or to be the first to know when the score is available!

Thanks for your interest in Steps! Can't wait to wrap it up! Cheers - Laura

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Thanks for your interest in Road Through the Expanse! Can't wait to wrap it up! Cheers - Laura


Grabaciones sintetizadas

Steps - Synthesized - Excerpt1Laura M. Kramer
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Steps - Synthesized - Excerpt2Laura M. Kramer
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Score Preview: Full Instrumentation

Score Preview: Flex Instrumentation

Nota del programa

La marcha de Mercurio Representa escenas imaginarias de un día de la vida de Mercurio, dios del comercio y mensajero de los dioses. Primero, los metales bajos introducen un mantra astuto pero audaz que retrata a Mercurio marchando audazmente por la ciudad. Durante su patrulla, hace alarde de su caduceo, una varita entrelazada con dos serpientes que tiene poderes mágicos para dormir a los mortales, resucitar a los muertos y convertir en oro todo lo que toca. Conocido por sus engaños, sus travesuras se pueden escuchar a través de glissandi en los trombones, así como de una segunda melodía que se desliza y deambula. Esta segunda melodía retrata la fuerza de Mercurio mediante el uso del modo dórico. Al resaltar el sexto grado elevado de la escala, se crean armonías triunfantes. A medida que avanza la pieza, se puede escuchar a los clientes comerciando y bromeando con Mercury a través de figuras breves y acentuadas que pasan de un grupo de instrumentos a otro. ¡Y, a veces, incluso se producen notas contradictorias!

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