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Jet-stream : fanfare for orchestra

by Paul Stanhope (2004, this version: 2012)

Also known as: Rotary 100

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Performance by Sydney Sinfonia Orchestra, Benjamin Northey from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 27.

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 27.


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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 27.

Library shelf no. CD 2392 [Available for loan]



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Jet-stream : fanfare for orchestra / Paul Stanhope.

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/STA 13 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The term "jet-stream" is used to describe fast-flowing, relatively narrow currents of air and is also sometimes applied to fast moving ocean currents. In using the same term for this orchestral fanfare I am suggesting musical notions of swirling, fast-flowing passages, of turbulent energy and perhaps also the exhilaration of motion itself.

As befits a fanfare, the piece begins with passages dominated by brass and percussion which feature prominently throughout. A second section begins with harp and interleaved woodwind lines and a much slower descending counter melody. The high woodwinds, which initially take up the fanfare theme in this section, are later subsumed by the brass and then the whole orchestra, bringing the piece to a huge climax. The following reflective section allows a brief moment of contemplation before the material plunges headlong into the brass figures heard at the start of the work.

Work Details

Year: 2004, this version: 2012

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat (2nd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contra-bassoon), 4 French horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 1 tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, strings.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

First performance: by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Alex Briger — 5 Feb 05. Myer Bowl, Melbourne

Formerly known by the title Rotary One Hundred.


Performances of this work

30 Oct 2015: at Masters of Music Conducting - Graduation Recital (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Simone Zuccatti, Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.

22 Aug 2015: at Greenway Series at Sydney Con (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo DiazmuƱoz.

21 Aug 2015: at Greenway Series at Sydney Con (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Eduardo DiazmuƱoz, Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.

8 Mar 2013: at QSO: Romantic Whimsy (QSO Studio South Bank). Featuring Sarah-Grace Williams, Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

5 Feb 05: Myer Bowl, Melbourne. Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Alex Briger.

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