The Ceremonial Games : full orchestra
by Christopher Gordon (2005)
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A suite of three movements taken from the composer's contributions to the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne 2006. Uplifting and exhilarating.
Instrumentation: Piccolo/flute 3, 2 flutes, 3 oboes, 2 clarinets (in B flat), bass clarinet/clarinet 3, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon/bassoon 3, baritone saxophone, 4 horns, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (5-10 players), celeste, piano, harp, strings.
Duration: 14 min.
Contents note: 1. The Arrival -- 2. Raising the Flag -- 3. The Celebration.
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