Ancestors : 2. Night Dances : for orchestra
by Tom Henry (2011)
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Performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Young from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 103.
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Night Dances is the middle movement of a projected three-movement work entitled Ancestors for orchestra. The other movements (in progress) are 1. Night and 3. Into the Light.
The three movements taken together are to form a gradual ascendancy from a state of darkness and unconsciousness to one of light and knowledge, which to the composer is an aspiration in both art and life.
Night Dances begins in a place of darkness but through instinctive life energy and struggle begins this upward movement towards the light.
Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets in Bb, 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contrabassoon), 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in Bb, timpani (doubling medium tam-tam), percussion (1 player), harp, strings.
Duration: 8 min.
Dedication note: "For Andrea and Finn"
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