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Space Oddity

Wind Band

Arrangement

Grade

4

Duration

4.20

Keyword

Programme Item

Light Piece

Because of the year, The RAF Massed Bands Tour 2001 made a lot of musical references to Space.

I put together this arrangement to emphasise the theme and combined David Bowie’s Space Odyssey (1969) with the Ivor Novello Award-winning Telstar – a 1962 hit for the Tornados, though owing something to E.T. in this setting.

The selection ends with Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft a song by Klaatu originally released in 1976 but subsequently covered by the Carpenters a year later.

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