The Inward Light : Overture for Concert Band
by Don Kay (1986)
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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.
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
- In the form/style of: Overtures
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