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|Work Title||To The Edge... And Beyond!|
|Alternative. Title||A March For Industry|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IRM 10|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||2017|
|Dedication||For Those Who May Survive|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||5 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
To The Edge... And Beyond! is about Anthropogenic Climate Disruption - the single largest and most important issue facing our species. This march is a reflection of the current climate of stupidity and blind greed reflected in those American Industrialists and their enablers in Congrefs who, without regard to decades of solid scientific research crossing multiple disciplines, are literally hell-bent on pulling every last dime's worth of carbon out of the ground and releasing it into the air for profit today at the expense of most life on Earth tomorrow.
Thus, our masculine A theme (grounded and harmonized with De Debbil's Tritone) naturally represents Industry in all its puffy pointless arrogant avarice. This makes way for our feminine B theme which, at The Big Ol' Rousing Recap even manages to get the masculine theme to somewhat cooperate and work with everyone else so that anyone might have hope of survival. Feminine energy is good for that sort of thing. Our medieval shuffle C section incorporates Everyone's Favorite Death Reference to help paint a not terribly nice picture of what we face with our continued inaction. Just to make the point clearer, after quoting the Dies Irae a couple of times, right before the D.S. al Fine I also tossed in the Ol' French Standard L'Homme Armé in the violas since our future is no doubt also going to feature lots of Armed Men roaming the countryside on the way to the Day Of Wrath.
Then we transition nicely on back to the recap and end with The Hopeful Hooplas - as we likely should....