Sheet Music: Score
Beach holiday : for orchestra / Christopher Sainsbury.
by Christopher Sainsbury (2014)
This is orchestral surf music. The piece is meant to express the
surf, and our experience of it and the feelings that such
experience engenders within us.
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.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (44p. -- A3 (portrait))
Duration: 7 mins
Includes program notes.
The composer notes the following influences on this work: Respighi, Torke.
This edition produced 2022.
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