The Mesozoic Era - also called the Age of Reptiles - covers the rise and fall of the Dinosaurs. The fascination for these versatile animals is still hardly on the wane. Each movement of this work describes a prominent representant of their kind.

Grex Brachiosaurum („Herd of Brachiosaurus“)

We stand in the middle of a herd of huge Brachiosaurus. Though this massive herbivores weren't very smart, they impress only already by their sheer size, wandering past and vanishing slowly in the distance. This movement introduces also the main theme of the piece, accompaining us througout the whole work.

Saltatio Compsognathorum („Dance of the Compsognathus“)

In these lively movement we encounter Compsognathus, one of the smallest known Dinosaurs. At the beginning a solitary animal scurries through the primeval forest, but little by little other representants of their kind join in, finally buiding a chaotic pack, and vanishing again into the thickets.

Volatus Pteranodontis („The Flight of the Pteranodon“)

Considering the fauna at that time, the sky was probably a relatively "peaceful" place. In this movement, we accompain Pteranodon, a Pterosaur, gliding majestically over endless wilderness, waters and deserts.

Introitus Regis („Entry of the King“)

This movement is dedicated to the infamous king of the carnivorous Dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus Rex. Its menacing presence can be heard right from the beginning of the movement. And it doesn't take long before it clears its way through the bushes and beginns its determind chase.
Type: Concert work Grade: 4 Min.: 10 Year: 2017 Publisher: Musikverlag Frank Instrumentation: Wind Band Audio sample:
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