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Utterance : for orchestra

by Christine McCombe (2002)



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Utterance : for orchestra / Christine McCombe.

Library shelf no. 784.2/MCC 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2002

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 (

Duration: 23 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — involves some extended techniques

Composed while completing a PhD in composition at Edinburgh University.

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