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Ex tenebris lux : for orchestra

by John Peterson (1989)

Ex tenebris lux


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Ex tenebris lux : for orchestra / John Peterson.

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/PET 6 [Available for loan]

Ex tenebris lux

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Work Overview

Ex Tenebris Lux ('Light out of Darkness') is a musical evocation of the dawn light appearing gradually out of the darkness over the wide open landscapes of western New South Wales. The music builds from mysterious and nebulous beginnings, continuing through various musical sections that create an increasingly noble sense of grandeur, finally culminating in a climax that represents the full effects of the bright sunlight on the landscape itself.

Work Details

Year: 1989

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (1st doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, timpani, percussion (2 players), strings.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Medium

First performance: by Sydney University Symphony Orchestra, Antony Walker — 1 Jun 89. Great Hall, University of Sydney


Performances of this work

1 Jun 89: Great Hall, University of Sydney. Featuring Sydney University Symphony Orchestra, Antony Walker.

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