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Embers : for Wind Symphony

by Angus Davison (2020)

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Work Overview

Embers is a response to the 2019-20 Australian bushfires and is inspired by the process of regrowth. During the summer, 17 million hectares of land burnt and over one billion animals died according to the Parliament of Australia library. In this piece, I use the ensemble as an analogue for the land and soloists from within the ensemble as analogues for people. The ensemble begins weak but is nurtured back to health through the collective effort of the soloists. The piece presents a cautiously optimistic vision for how the land may recover with our assistance.

Work Details

Year: 2020

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 3 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, 3 trumpets in B flat, 4 horns in F, 2 trombones, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, double bass, timpani, 3 percussion (1. tam tam, wind chimes, vibraphone, tom tom, whip, piatti, 2. glockenspiel, snare drum, rain stick, 3. bass drum, suspended cymbal, triangle).

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

First performance: by Hobart Wind Symphony, Hobart Brass Band, Hobart Youth Winds at Hobart City Band 21st Annual Winter Gala (Hobart Town Hall) on 13 Aug 2022


Performances of this work

13 Aug 2022: at Hobart City Band 21st Annual Winter Gala (Hobart Town Hall). Featuring Hobart Wind Symphony, Hobart Brass Band, Hobart Youth Winds.

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