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"Firestorm is a tale about the clash of two mythological birds, The Phoenix and The Thunderbird. The Phoenix is a long lived bird, who is associated with the sun. When death nears, large flames surround the body, and the ashes of the bird remain. Soon enough, the bird will rise from its ashes and live a new life. This cycle repeats about every 1400 years. The Thunderbird is a large bird that causes thunder from the beat of its wings. The bird is capable of creating storms and thunder during flight. Clouds are pulled together by its wing beats, the sound of thunder created from the clap of its wings, and lighting from its eyes when it blinks. The story begins when the two began fighting; the result of this is a Firestorm. The Thunderbird causes a storm so intense, a national emergency is declared. The continuous pounding of thunder causes the Earth’s tectonic plates to shift, causing great earthquakes all over the world. How can it become worse? The Earthquakes cause Tsunami’s on the coasts of countries all over. Intense thunderstorms occur all over, but the Phoenix causes fire to blend with the wind, and slowly Fire Tornadoes begin. This worldwide catastrophe goes on for days, and many lives are lost. Finally the war of these two legends comes to an end, the world becomes quiet, only whispers of the wind. The clouds dissipate and the sun finally rises. There is no victor of the battle, only the destruction of the Earth below." (*Jupiter is Movement 4, not 5. My fault.)
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UPDATED: 1/30/18

Tone Poem Firestorm

Pages 27
Duration 07:52
Measures 176
Key signature natural
Parts 47
Part names Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Alto Saxophone(2), Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet(4), Bassoon, Trumpet(3), French Horn(5), Trombone, Tuba, Percussion(19), Timpani, Synthesizer, Voice(4)
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