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Austin Ali
Timothy Dow
Amy Gravell
Maximilien Hein
Alan Mackwell
Sophie Mathieu
Paul Novak
Matthew C. Thomas
Isaac Villaroya
Dara Wenjia Li

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Matthew C. Thomas

Instrumental Music : Large Ensemble


In space, the galaxy Andromeda is the closest majorgalaxy to our own Milky Way. A mere 2.5 million light years away, it was named

from its appearance in the constellation Andromeda(named from the mythological princess Andromeda).

This work, Andromeda, for large orchestra, depictsfuture events in history, which will occur slowly over the next 7 billionyears.

Andromeda is approaching the Milky Way Galaxy at about68 mi/s, and in about 4 billion years the two spiral galaxies will collide andmerge to form one giant elliptical galaxy. The fate of Earth and our SolarSystem is currently unknown, but since galaxies are mostly empty space, it ispractically impossible that the Earth and its Solar System will collide withany other objects during the collision.


Full Score/ Set of Parts$65.00
Full Score$35.00

Matthew C. Thomas

Matthew C. Thomas is a versatile musician with background in piano, percussion, choir and composition. He has been to many festivals, concerts and competitions all over the country including the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY), Boston Symphony Hall, and PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention) performing with the 2013 High School Percussion Ensemble winners in Indianapolis. Matthew currently studies Music Composition at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin with Dr. Donald Grantham (composition) and David Renner (piano).

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