EIU Faculty Brass Quintet: Celestial Suite (Intro)
The EIU Faculty Brass Quintet performs "Celestial Suite," music that reflects upon the relationship between astronomy and sacred music.
The piece is in five movements, with each movement highlighting a different astronomer or physicist, and represented by a member of the brass quintet:
Copernicus - Trumpet (Dr. Jenny Brown)
Galileo - French Horn (Dr. Jessica Pearce)
Newton - Tuba (Dr. Evan Kelsick)
Hubble - Trombone (Dr. Will Porter)
Hawking - Trumpet (Invited Guest Artist Keven Lewis)
Each movement relates, for the most part, to the sacred music of the individual's period in history. This collection of individuals is more of a look back at the history of space exploration, however, the final movement does lead one to ponder the question of how and why we are here.
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Heldebrandt, Beth, "EIU Faculty Brass Quintet: Celestial Suite (Intro)" (2019). The Moon and Beyond: Event Videos. 5.