This is the finale of an 8 part suite composed over a long period. The finale was the second part of Galactica Suite to be finished, I think. It was used in a video production about astronomy at the California Academy of Science about 15 years ago. I just now managed to give it the GPO treatment. I have hopes that the timpani part can be managed by no more than two sets of timpani. It might need two flutes, just to stagger the breathing. 8 violins ought to work okay, everthing else, I think 1 to a part. Perhaps the cello could do better with two. It would sound really great played in a hall with a terrible echo!
It can be considered as a 3 1/2 minute crescendo. I did not set the volume as high as I would like for fear of damage to ear drums or speakers.
Galactica (Finale) (score)
Galactica (Finale) mp3