Grade 2.5

Duration: 6:24

This show is a marching band interpretation of the story of Odysseus and his journey home from the Trojan War.  We open with "The Voyage Home Begins", a bold fanfare theme.  There is a brief woodwind interlude representing "Penelope's Theme", the long waiting wife of our hero.  Next we meet "The Cyclops!", a giant one-eyed monster.  This segment is dark and dramatic with exciting percussion interludes.  Now, we hear the "Song of the Sirens", the mystical beings that lure sailors to their death on the rocks.  This is a mysterious ballad in a minor mode.  The final segment is "The Battle for Ithaca" where Odysseus must wage a battle for his home.  There is an emotional reunion with "Odysseus and Penelope Reunited" followed by a "Reprise and Finale" leading to a dramatic conclusion.  This work inspired by the writings of Homer will have many visual opportunities to appeal to your audience!