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The fabulous Rojo Rocket : for youth orchestra

by John Nottle (2013)

fabulous Rojo Rocket

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The fabulous Rojo Rocket : for youth orchestra / John Nottle.

Library shelf no. 784.2/NOT 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The festive title, The Fabulous Rojo Rocket, references the colourful Avoca Beach cantina, 'Rojo Rocket'.

Although the work is not programmatic, the music is celebratory and full of life, alluding to Mexican popular culture, mariachi bands and traditional Central American music.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 2 (or 4) horns in F, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), strings.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned by Central Coast Conservatorium.

First performance: by Central Coast Youth Orchestra, John Nottle — 20 Dec 13. Gosford High School Auditorium, Gosford, NSW

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
The Fabulous Rojo Rocket takes its cue from Copland's El Salon Mexico. The occasional Stravinskyian rhythmic asymmetry gives the music an energetic forward motion.

Originally titled: The Celebrations of Marguarita. Re-written in 2013.

Performances of this work

20 Dec 13: Gosford High School Auditorium, Gosford, NSW. Featuring Central Coast Youth Orchestra, John Nottle.

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