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The Inward Light : Overture for Concert Band

by Don Kay (1986)

The Inward Light


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The Inward Light : for concert band / Don Kay.

Library shelf no. 784.83/KAY 4 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The starting point of for this piece began with consideration of 'the Inward Light' in history of Quakerism. I have attempted to suggest a sense of awakening and 'quietism'. Bolder and more forthright passages are intended to convey ideas of evangelicalism and social reform. The music is characterised by a sense of forward looking optimism.

Work Details

Year: 1986

Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, 3 clarinets in B flat, bassoon, 2 alto saxophones in E flat, tenor saxophone in B flat, 3 trumpets in B flat (or cornet), 2 horns in F, 2 trombones in B flat, bass trombone, euphonium in B flat, tuba in E flat, double bass, percussion (2 players): side drum, suspended cymbal (soft sticks), cymbals, glockenspiel, xylophone, timpani (G, A, D).

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Approximately grade 4 band

Commission note: Commissioned with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.. Commissioned with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board. Commisssioned by The Friends School, Hobart centenary committee with assistance from the Music Board at the Australia Council


The Inward Light


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