...and there was light : full orchestra
by Anne Cawrse (2010)
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Genesis 1:2-3 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters... Then God said 'Let there be light' and there was light.
The creation of light into a dark and formless world; the
composition of a new musical work; the birth of a baby- I imagine
all of these as a weaving together of multiple threads, a
miraculous and perfect growth that begins simply but multiplies
over and over to complete the most beautiful creation. In nine
short months, I have produced my most amazing creation so far, a
little person called Oscar, and a new musical work for orchestra.
...and there was light is a symphonic poem exploring the
journey of creation throughout the nine months in which I made my
little boy, and is dedicated to him.
Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), harp, piano/celeste, strings.
Duration: 15 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to my son, Oscar
Commission note: Commissioned by Mr & Mrs Norman and Carol Schueler as the recipient of the 2010 Schueler Prize for Composition, in honour of Mrs Gogo Schueler.
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