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Trip to Mars – a symphonic piece determined by chance!

Trip to Mars is a thrilling piece for symphony orchestra, with optional choir, and optional orchestral parts designed for younger players.

Part of the GREAT BIG series, this is an exciting extension piece following on from the GREAT BIG Little Symphony, suitable for a community. The musical journey is dangerous and fraught with risk. Trip to Mars is a sequence of short transitions which are determined by the rolling of enormous dice – throw evens and the journey is positive, but throw odds and the Trip to Mars is easily thrown off course! In fact, in some performances, Mars is never reached. Watch out for floating debris, aliens, or even overshooting Mars itself. For more information, please go to Contact and ask Peter for more details.