Sheet Music: Score
Firestorm symphony / by Margaret S. Brandman
by Margaret Brandman (2009)
Firestorm was originally composed for button accordion. Firestorm Symphony is an adaption of the earlier work and was orchestrated in 2009. It was inspired by the composer's personal experiences during bush fires in 1994 and 2001 whilst living through the fires in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney where she was residing at the time. The work has been recorded by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Published by: Jazzem Music — 1 score (78p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Medium — Contemporary writing techniques including odd times, effects, modal and jazz harmonies.
Duration: 15 min.
I. Firestorm threatening -- II. Now the tears are flowing --- III. All the trees are growing.
Includes programme notes.
Orchestrated by Mark Saliba in consultation with the composer.
Honours: Third movement (All the Trees are Growing) was awarded Best Foreign Composition for the Artemis Women in Action Film Festival - Women Powered Music, April 25-28 2019 Los Angeles, USA.
This edition produced 1994.
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Analysis & Media
- Resonate Article: Margaret Brandman at 70: five decades of music as business and passion
- Program note: Margaret Brandman's "Firestorm for orchestra"
- Video: Composer Interview
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