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Continuing this month's #MusicMonday theme of Drum Corps shows, here's another show that will appeal to a different side of our audience. Taking inspiration from the Greek myth of Orpheus and the Underworld, we are proud to present... ORPHEUS: THE ORIGINAL ROCK STAR!
This is just a taster of the start of the third movement (where Orpheus is in the Underworld), check the full show out on YouTube! Unfortunately due to IGTV restrictions we cannot currently upload this video.
This show tells the story of Orpheus in the Underworld, with story points written onto the score. Orpheus was the ancient Greek equivalent of a rock star, being widely renowned for his lyre playing. The Opening movement portrays the wedding of Orpheus and Eurydice. Shortly after this, he is out for a stroll when Eurydice is bitten by a snake and dies. Understandably, Orpheus is overcome by grief and sings of his sadness. He then decides to do something, heading into the Fire and Flames of the underworld to confront Hades and rescue his lover. Hades agrees, however there is one condition - Orpheus cannot look at Eurydice until they have exited the underworld. However, just as Orpheus reaches the exit, he has his doubts about Hades and turns to see if Eurydice is actually following. They lock eyes for a brief second before she is whipped away forever... Featuring a selection of tunes sure to rock your socks off, we've tried to stay as close to the originals as possible whilst still adding some drum corps moments! As such, this probably isn't a show for the die-hard drum corps fans, but we're sure it will be loved by music lovers everywhere!
The show features the following pieces of music: - Mendelssohn - Wedding March
- The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love
- Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
- Dragonforce - Through the Fire and Flames
- Bob Dylan / Guns N' Roses - Knocking on Heaven's Door
We hope you enjoy the show, and look forward to hearing your feedback!
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