Dunsinane : for large orchestra
by Philip Jameson (2014)
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Library shelf no. 784.2/JAM 1 [Available for loan]
Dunsinane has three main sections. In the opening section, the strings rise against throbbing woodwinds, muted brass, and percussion. In the next section, open brass instruments emerge as a competing force, urged on by a pounding bass drum. The music comes to a roaring climax, followed by a long silence. In the final section, the strings return for a shadowy encore. They make a lonely ascent to their high register, and disappear.
Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets in B flat, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, side drum, tenor drum, bass drum, tam-tam, tubular bells, harp, and strings.
Duration: 8 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Australian Youth Orchestra.. Commissioned for National Music Camp 2014
The composer notes the following influences on this work:
the music of Béla Bartok, Igor Stravinsky and György Ligeti.
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