Utterance : for orchestra
by Christine McCombe (2002)
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As the title suggests, Utterance explores the idea of 'giving voice' to something. Throughout the piece the sound world gradually becomes clearer and more articulate, giving voice to a melody.
Instrumentation: Piccolo (doubling alto flute), 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, harp, piano, timpani, percussion (2 players), strings (22.214.171.124.4).
Duration: 23 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — involves some extended techniques
Composed while completing a PhD in composition at Edinburgh University.
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