The Blue Mountains : orchestra
by Sally Greenaway (2010)
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This orchestral piece is inspired by the incredible landscape and beauty of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. The opening moments from the strings describe the first light touching the far reaches of the mountains. It eventually evolves into a soaring melody when the valleys and mountains are fully drenched in the warmth of the sun, and the full beauty and of the scenery becomes a sight to behold.
Instrumentation: 2 flutes, oboe, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat, bassoon, 2 horns (optional 4), 2 trumpets, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp/celeste, strings.
Duration: 2 min.
The composer notes the following about the work:
Filmic and pastoral.
Written originally for a film scoring project whilst the composer was living in London in 2010.
- Inspired by: Blue Mountains
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