Echoes of Conflict : full orchestra
by Lachlan Wilson (1989)
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Performance by Brett Kelly, The Impossible Orchestra from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 86.
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Echoes of Conflict is a musical reflection on the dramatic events surrounding many young Australians during the tumultuous years of the Vietnam War. The piece has been composed in the form of a symphonic poem and musically depicts a situation where young soldiers with mixed emotions of excitement, apprehension, and anxiety, faced an uncertain future; and how the forthcoming events created a dramatic change in their lives and personalities.
This piece has since established historic significance with the veteran community and the Australian RSL, as it is understood to be the only orchestral music relating to the Vietnam War composed by an Australian Vietnam Veteran.
Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, strings.
Duration: 14 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Some difficult rhythmic passages in the latter section of the work
Commission note: The music was the subject of a financial grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs under the “Saluting their Service” category. The application was submitted by the Victorian branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia.
- Has as subject/About: Commemoration of war
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