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Concert overture

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Concert overture : Beach holiday / Chris Sainsbury.

by Christopher Sainsbury (2014)


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This work is easily playable by a good youth orchestra. It explores the feelings of going to the beach - the drive, the anticipation of a good surf, anticipating a great day out, and also the feelings of being in the surf - a good ride on your board, the turbulence of diving under the sets, and also just lying on the sand. The Coda suggests a change in conditions - like a southerly rolling in or the north east chop. It's language is tonal, and the orchestration is classic Rimsky Korsakov and Respighi, with a hint of Michael Torke, so it comes together in rehearsal pretty quickly.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (44p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 7 mins

Commissioned by Central Coast Youth Orchestra with funds provided by Arts NSW.

First performance by Central Coast Youth Orchestra, Patrick Brennan at Central Coast Youth Orchestra (Anglican Parish of Gosford) on 27 Jun 2014

Includes program notes.

The composer notes the following influences on this work: Respighi, Torke.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720149-95-0

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