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Auróra Musis Amíca : fanfare for Canberra

by Sally Greenaway (2013)

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Performance by Canberra Grammar School from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 33.

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Work Overview

An uplifting and inspiring piece for young adult/student musicians. The pieces opens with a soundscape reminiscent of the dawn bursting into colour over a still lake. It then unfolds into an uplifting and hopeful fanfare before fading back into a wash of colours for the final bars.

The piece includes some fun extended techniques, including bowed harp, bowed vibraphone and glockenspiel, flutter tonguing flutes, and some aleatoric moments for muted trumpets.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Wind Orchestra: 2 flutes, 1 oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet in Bb, bassoon, 2 horns (3rd horn part optional), trumpet in C, 2 trumpets in Bb (3rd trumpet part optional), 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, triangle, bass drum, cymbals, tubular bells, glockenspiel, vibraphone, harp.

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Medium — flutes need to be able to flutter tongue, pitched percussionist need bows, trumpets need harmon mutes.

Dedication note: For Canberra Grammar School and the Centenary of Canberra

Commission note: Commissioned by Combined Canberra Grammar Schools Music Departments for the Centenary of Canberra and the Canberra International Music Festival 2013.

First performance: by Canberra Grammar School at Marion's Child (Canberra Girls' Grammar School) on 19 May 2013

The composer notes the following influences, styles, genres, etc associated with this work:
Influenced by Holst's Planet Suite. Combines jazz harmony and scales with extended classical techniques (aleatoric or improvised sections, bowed percussion flutter tonguing flutes).


Auróra Musis Amíca, by Sally Greenaway


Performances of this work

24 Jul 21: Belmont College, Perth, WA . Featuring ABODA Wind Symphony, Matt Klohs.

11 May 21: Reynolds Performance Hall, Conway, AR, USA

8 Mar 20: Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA, USA

11 Dec 19: Music Suite Auditorium, Atholton High School, Columbia, MD, USA

17 Nov 19: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, CA, USA

1 Mar 18: Ted Mann Concert Hall, MN, USA

25 Sep 16: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, NSW. Featuring Castle Hill RSL Youth Wind Orchestra.

21 Oct 13: Larry Sitsky Recital Room, ANU School of Music, Canberra. Featuring Sally Greenaway.

19 May 2013: at Marion's Child (Canberra Girls' Grammar School). Featuring Canberra Grammar School.

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