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Firestorm Symphony : full orchestra

by Margaret Brandman (2009)

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Performance by Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Vronsky from the CD Sensations

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Sensations : wind, waves, birds & fire / Margaret Brandman.

Library shelf no. CD 2762 [Available for loan]

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Score

Firestorm symphony / by Margaret S. Brandman

Library shelf no. 784.2184/BRA 3 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Firestorm was originally composed for button accordion.
Firestorm Symphony is an adaption of the earlier work and was orchestrated in 2009. It was inspired by the composer's personal experiences during bush fires in 1994 and 2001 whilst living through the fires in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney where she was residing at the time.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, timpani, tubular bells, tom toms, snare drum, harp, strings.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Contemporary writing techniques including odd times, effects, modal and jazz harmonies.

Contents note: I. Firestorm threatening -- II. Now the tears are flowing --- III. All the trees are growing.

Dedication note: Dedicated to the victims of the 1993-4, 2001 and 2009 bushfires in NSW and Victoria

Orchestrated by Mark Saliba in consultation with the composer.

Analysis

Program note: Margaret Brandman's "Firestorm for orchestra"
notes by the composer

Subjects

Performances of this work

2009.

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