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In brief... : movements for concert band

by Don Kay (2013)

In brief...


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In brief... : movements for concert band / Don Kay.

Library shelf no. 784.83/KAY 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

I composed In brief... as a gesture of gratitude to Simon Reade and the Hobart Wind Symphony for all the support for my music through many performances. Following the completion of my three act opera, The Bushranger's Lover, this piece represents a complete contrast. I aimed for a succinct, direct three movement form. Each movement has a title ending with "ive", which, to my mind, helps to convey a sense of unity of intention, as well as brevity and conciseness.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, clarinet in Eb, 3 clarinets in Bb, bass clarinet in Bb, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, 4 horns in F, 4 trumpets in Bb, 2 tenor trombones, 1 bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, timpani, percussion (5 players).

Duration: 14 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Dedication note: Dedicated to Hobart Wind Symphony, Simon Reade

First performance: by Hobart Wind Symphony at Hobart City Band Annual Gala Concert (Stanley Burbury Theatre) on 26 Jul 2014

Performances of this work

4 Sep 2014: at In Brief... (Conservatorium Recital Hall). Featuring Hobart Wind Symphony.

26 Jul 2014: at Hobart City Band Annual Gala Concert (Stanley Burbury Theatre). Featuring Hobart Wind Symphony.

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