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Sonic boom : fanfare for orchestra

by Natalie Williams (2001)

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Performance by James Judd, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra from the CD Works, 1999-2005

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Natalie Williams sampler, 2001.


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Library shelf no. CD 1677 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

A concert overture for large orchestra, commissioned by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in 2001. This piece explores the concept of breaking the sound barrier; functioning as an overture that "breaks" the barrier of silence, into the ensuing sound of the concert to come.

Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets in B flat (3rd doubling bass clarinet in B flat), 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), strings.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Symphony Australia for performance by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.. Commissioned as part of the 2001 Fanfares project, commemorating the Centenary of Australian Federation.

First performance: by James Judd, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra — 16 Mar 01. Adelaide Festival Theatre


Performances of this work

16 Feb 02: Santos Symphony Under the Stars concert, Elder Park, Adelaide. Featuring Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Luke Dollman.

16 Mar 01: Adelaide Festival Theatre. Featuring James Judd, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

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