The story of a Sci-Fi rescue of two friends from evil interplanetary forces by the Jupiter Train space shuttle.
Energetic Latin & Jazz elements alternate with a soaring melody in the middle section.
Commissioned for Sir John A. Macdonald High School Symphony, by the Ty-Mac Parents Association.
Premiere: Ty-Mac Symphony Orchestra, Victor Davies, conductor, April 26 1990.
Professional premiere: Toronto Pops Orchestra Norman Rientam, conductor, May 5, 1990;
also Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Marc Fortier conductor.
Recorded by Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra (own label); Arthur Polson, conductor.
Suitable for high school, youth or community orchestra, professional pop concerts.
Instrumentation: 3232/4331 /timp/2-3 perc/ keyboards/4 saxes (optional)/strings.
Score for sale (orchestra parts – rental)
Music on CD Rhapsody On Rails, VYSO 2-1995.