Lullaby for Owen : for wind band
by Simon Reade (2012)
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This piece follows the wind band lullaby tradition exemplified in Leslie Bassett's Lullaby for Kirsten of 1985. As in that piece, Brahms' lullaby is quoted. However, in my work it has very much the prime focus - it is Owen's favourite melody! Having listened to it played on so many toys, swings and mobiles, I began to hear a work which traveled through Brahms' lullaby in a gently repetitive manner. This work combines the Brahms melody with the traditional Celtic lullaby, Dream Angus, which my wife had sung to her as a baby and, in turn, now sings to our son.
Lullaby for Owen is dedicated to my wife, Claire, her band Hobart Youth Winds and, of course, Owen.
Instrumentation: 2 flutes, oboe, bassoon, 3 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, 3 trumpets in B flat, 4 horns in F, 2 trombones, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players).
Duration: 4 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Hobart Youth Winds. For Claire and Owen
First performance: at Hobart Youth Winds and Junior Brass in Concert (St David's Cathedral, Hobart) on 24 Nov 2012
Performances of this work
26 Jul 2014: at Hobart City Band Annual Gala Concert (Stanley Burbury Theatre).
24 Nov 2012: at Hobart Youth Winds and Junior Brass in Concert (St David's Cathedral, Hobart).
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