By: Brian Aguilar
Time:  5:35
Grade:  5
Price:  $545.00

“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.” -Carl Sagan [Cosmos, Part 11: The Persistence of Memory (1980)]

Follow the life of one person through the books that shaped them, from youth, to adolescence, and into adulthood. Many different genres of literature are represented musically and follow the arc of growth and maturity. In the Library concludes as the main character passes on the love of books and reading to the next generation as the original musical idea is referenced in the fade-out.

In The Library MP3       In The Library Score Sample

Instrumentation:

Snares
Tenors
Tom-Line
5 Bass Drums
Marching Cymbals
Marimba 1, 2, 3
Bells/Xylo
Vibraphone 1, 2
Bass Guitar
Synth 1, 2
Drum Set
Auxiliary Percussion 1, 2, 3

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