Exoplanet 42 is dedicated to the Ashland Middle School Wind Ensemble Jenifer Carstensen director. With the piece I hope to share in the fascination of the art of music and the science of space exploration. Never before in human history have we had direct knowledge of planets orbiting a star other than our own sun. Using observation of star "wobbles" and other techniques scientists have identified distant worlds with names like Kepler-69c (pictured on the previous page in artist's conception). The fictitious Exoplanet 42 is explored in the listener's imagination guided by the music. The planets numeration is a homage to the late writer Douglas Adams.