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Big Bang

Sheet Music: Score

Big Bang : for orchestra / Andrew Ford.

by Andrew Ford (2019)

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The Big Bang theory places the creation of the universe some 13.8 billion years ago, with our own planet formed 9.3 billion year later. My piece, Big Bang, lasts a mere seven minutes, but operates on a similar - and audible - principle.

The music expands to a point at which it can expand no farther, then explodes, after which it all starts again. There are two such moments in the piece, one at the beginning and one at the end.

I didn't set out to compose a work about exploding universes, but I did want a very clear structure for the piece - one that players and audience alike would immediately grasp. Wondering what his might be, I turned on the television one evening and there were Julia Zemiro and Brian Cox talking about the Big Bang.

There was one other reason the title seemed apt. Around the time of the piece's commission, Richard Gill died. Richard was a friend and, as a conductor, he performed my music more than once. At Victorian Opera, he commissioned Rembrandt's Wife from me and Sue Smith, and conducted its premiere. He was also a fellow patron of the Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra, which had commissioned the present piece, so I decided to dedicate it to his memory. Richard was such a vital force in music and the educational equivalent of a 'Big Bang' in many people's lives. He launched dozens of careers and - perhaps more importantly - led tens of thousands of listeners to a deeper and more knowledgeable love of music.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (25p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Composed for a community orchestra, some parts are relatively easy.

Duration: 7 mins

Dedicated to Richard Gill

Commissioned by Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra.

First performance by Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Ford at Seasonal Celebration (Bowral Memorial Hall) on 30 Nov 2019

Includes program note.

Commissioned by the Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra with backing from Create NSW’s Country Arts Support Program, a devolved funding program administered by Regional Arts NSW and Southern Tablelands Arts on behalf of the NSW Government

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-67311-310-7

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