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Composer: Michael Pote
Total Time: 7:10
Way of the Warrior has always been synonymous with the way of the samurai life, loosely analogous to the concept of chivalry. Michael Pote's original composition includes Training of the Warrior (the first 51 seconds is an optional Pre Show), The Art of the Sword, War, and Celebration. (Please note there is No Percussion score available with this show.) One possible story line could be as follows: an elderly Samurai Outlaw reflects on his life and his past. Haunted by an epic battle with his elder brother, he relives a moment where his bandit lifestyle leads him on a dark and uncertain path. Emerging from the shadows he learns of a forbidden relationship developing between his brother and his servant and with a burning rage he plots revenge that could change life forever. You may wish to outfit only the auxiliary in appropriate costumes or go all out and dress the entire band in warrior outfits. Backdrops could include poles with banners, lookout towers, large doorways and forestry. As with any Center X Productions show, visual concepts can be changed to fit the needs of your group. This show offers many unique musical moments and ideas that would work well with many themes or guard ideas.