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Beach holiday

Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score

Beach holiday : for orchestra [eScore] / Christopher Sainsbury.

by Christopher Sainsbury (2014)

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  • 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.
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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 digital (PDF) facsimile score (44p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 7 mins

Dedication note: Dedicated to Patrick Brennan.
Commission info: Commissioned by the Central Coast Conservatorium Centre and conductor Patrick Brennan for the Central Coast Youth Orchestra.

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

Includes program notes.

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

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This edition produced 2022.

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