Like Snowdrops You Will Shine : for string orchestra
by Katia Beaugeais (2017)
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Like Snowdrops You Will Shine (2017) for string orchestra was commissioned by the Hush hospital foundation for a premiere performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective and recorded for the 2018 Hush Foundation CD.
Like Snowdrops You Will Shine for string orchestra refers to the delicate white snowdrop flower that symbolises hope, optimism, courage and new beginnings for people who are facing a challenging situation in hospital.
Opening with a delicate and playful 'snowdrop' pizzicato motif bouncing around the ensemble, shining melodic colours and thick, warm chordal harmonies create an uplifting and positive ambiance. Soothing seagull harmonic glissando sounds enhance a calm and meditative atmosphere.
Like Snowdrops You
Will Shine is dedicated
to the doctors, nurses, volunteers and administrative staff whose
compassion, kindness and encouragement we could not
Instrumentation: String orchestra.
Duration: 6 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by HUSH Music Foundation.. Commissioned by The Hush Foundation for a premiere performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective and recorded for the Hush 2018 CD
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Classical style featuring lyrical melodic harmonies and atmospheric string playing effects: delicate 'snowdrop' pizzicato effects and soothing seagull sounds.
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