Like Snowdrops You Will Shine : for string orchestra
by Katia Beaugeais (2018)
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Collective Wisdom : Hush collection Volume 18 / performed by ACO Collective, with Helena Rathbone, leader.
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Like Snowdrops You Will Shine for string orchestra features Australian nature sounds to create a soothing, peaceful and uplifting sound world.
This piece refers to the delicate white snowdrop flower that symbolises hope, optimism, courage and new beginnings for people who are facing a challenging situation.
Like Snowdrops You Will Shine was composed for the 2018 Hush Hospital Foundation CD and selected for the Australian Chamber Orchestra's 2019 worldwide playlist celebrating "Incredible Female Artists", ABC's "Best of Australian Classical Music", and re-released on ABC Classic's "2021 Women of Note" Vol. 3 album.
Like Snowdrops You Will Shine is the 2022 new theme tune for ABC's Classic Breakfast daily program and a Queensland Mental Health online course. It was recently performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
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.
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.
Performances of this work
7 Dec 21: Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Featuring Kansas City Chamber Orchestra.
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