While writing the music, I was inspired by thoughts of a rugged, rough-and-tumble seascape, with fresh, salt-laden winds transforming waves into myriad white horses.
The music begins and ends with plenty of triplets which provide an energetic mood and strong, forward impetus. The middle section of the work draws further on water imagery with the sounds of bubbling water scored in and around the instrumental music.
I warmly thank Reed Music for commissioning the work and gratefully acknowledge the support of the Australia Council.
(for Concert Band)
Score & parts available now!
DATE OF COMPOSITION:
c. 5 minutes, 30 seconds
Saturday 20 June, 2009 – Grainger Wind Symphony @ Melba Hall, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
979-0-720083-52-0 / Catalogue number: RM551
If you would like more information about this score, feel free to email me.
I look forward to hearing from you!