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SPACE RACE

A song cycle celebrating the human journey into space.
words by Phil Cummings, music by Glyn Lehmann

For SATB, SSA, and SAB.
SA/unison
version available from the SongLibrary.
Total duration approximately 18 minutes.
This song cycle highlights some of the big moments in the early years of space exploration.

  1. Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky) - in 1961 the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to leave Earth's atmosphere and orbit the planet.
  2. Space Race (To Every Question) - in 1962 President Kennedy announced the goal to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
  3. The Children of the World (July 1969) - the moon landing and its profound effect on the imaginations of children around the world.
  4. Apollo 11 (Homecoming) - the goal had been achieved, now for the tense drama of returning the three astronauts home safely.
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  • Free downloads
Tab 1
  • The SPACE RACE song cycle is available for SATB, SAB and SSA. SA/unison version available from the SongLibrary.
  • The songs cover a range of styles including 60s pop influences like The Byrds, The 5th Dimension and Burt Bacharach; also gospel, folk and neo-classical.
  • A 'newsreader' script is provided for use in performance to introduce each song in its historical context. Available from the 'Free downloads' tab. This is optional.
  • Lyric sheets can also be downloaded for free.
Tab 2
View and download the following PDF files.

Lyrics
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SPACE RACE
complete song cycle (4 songs)
SATB
SAB
SSA
INDIVIDUAL SONGS
Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky)
SATB
SAB
SSA
Space Race (To Every Question)
SATB
SAB
SSA
The Children of the World (July 1969)
SATB
SAB
SSA
Apollo 11 (Homecoming)
SATB
SAB
SSA
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  • Minimum purchase of 10 scores.
  • Please purchase a score for each member of your choir.
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Score Previews
  • SATB
  • SAB
  • SSA
Tab 1
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1. Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky)

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2. Space Race (To Every Question)

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3. The Children of the World (July 1969)

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4. Apollo 11 (Homecoming)

Tab 2
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1. Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky)

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2. Space Race (To Every Question)

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3. The Children of the World (July 1969)

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4. Apollo 11 (Homecoming)

Tab 3
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1. Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky)

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2. Space Race (To Every Question)

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3. The Children of the World (July 1969)

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4. Apollo 11 (Homecoming)

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