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Posted on: 23 April, 2019

Dartford Orchestra for Young People creates piece for BBC Ten Pieces

With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Holst’s The Planets and Earth Day in 2018/2019, it is a great time to explore the topic of space. Holst didn’t write a movement for Earth and so the BBC Earth Mission asked all budding Ten Pieces musicians to create a piece of music about the Earth as though they are looking down on it from space.

This piece is completely devised by members of Dartford Orchestra for Young People – each came up with a short movement that they felt captured the sounds and styles of a continent. https://www.bbc.com/teach/ten-pieces/earth-mission/zdc7382