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Journey Into the Abyss

Difficulty: Beginner
Duration: approx. 2:18

Composed in 2021

Program Notes

According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word abyss means "a deep or seemingly bottomless chasm."  In Journey Into the Abyss, the listener is taken on a voyage through dark and murky waters as the first motif begins to develop.  Towards the middle, there seems to be a glimmer of hope, a respite of sorts for our travelers, before returning on their JOURNEY INTO THE ABYSS!

From the Publisher:

Brad Hartman's accessible writing takes on an ominous tone in Into the Abyss! Take your students on a gripping journey through murky waters in a thrilling new work that teaches dynamics, balance, and ensemble blending in a format that students and audiences alike are sure to love.





Bb Clarinet

Bass Clarinet

Alto Sax

Tenor Sax

Baritone Sax


Bb Trumpet

Horn in F


Euphonium (T.C.)

Euphonium (B.C.)





Percussion 1: Snare Drum, Bass Drum

Percussion 2: Tambourine, Cowbell, Egg Shaker, Claves

Percussion 3: Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals


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