Utopia

Utopia is the name of a book written by the English author Thomas More and was published in 1516. The title is a word thought up by More himself, after the Greek language, meaning "Nowhereland" and leading to the invention of the words utopian scheme and utopian. Utopia pictured an ideal state on an island far from the inhabited world. This idea was the basis of the composition. It makes one think of Oregon in variety of themes and style. Utopia also exists of a combination of styles that breathe the atmosphere of film music. However, Utopia sounds less American.

The slow and stirring middle part for example is closer to the European romanticism: the chord signals in the brass section remind of Wagner's music.

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Utopia
Jacob de Haan
Concert band
Grade: 
4
Duration: 
11:00
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