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Concert overture : Beach holiday : full orchestra : youth orchestra

by Christopher Sainsbury (2014)

Concert overture


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Concert overture : Beach holiday / Chris Sainsbury.

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

Work Overview

This work is easily playable by a good youth orchestra. It explores the feelings of going to the beach - the drive, the anticipation of a good surf, anticipating a great day out, and also the feelings of being in the surf - a good ride on your board, the turbulence of diving under the sets, and also just lying on the sand. The Coda suggests a change in conditions - like a southerly rolling in or the north east chop. It's language is tonal, and the orchestration is classic Rimsky Korsakov and Respighi, with a hint of Michael Torke, so it comes together in rehearsal pretty quickly.

Work Details

Year: 2014

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, percussion (2 players), piano or harp, strings.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned by Central Coast Youth Orchestra with funds provided by Arts NSW.

First performance: by Central Coast Youth Orchestra, Patrick Brennan at Central Coast Youth Orchestra (Anglican Parish of Gosford) on 27 Jun 2014

The composer notes the following influences on this work: Respighi, Torke.


Performances of this work

27 Jun 2014: at Central Coast Youth Orchestra (Anglican Parish of Gosford). Featuring Central Coast Youth Orchestra, Patrick Brennan.

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