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Panah

for orchestra

  ·  Duration:  7m
Instrumentation:  2(1.2/p) 2 2 2 | 4 2 3 1 | perc x2 | hp | str (Perc 1: timp., sus. cym. | Perc 2: glock., crotales, tub. bells, sus. cym., tri.)

Duration:  7m
Instrumentation  2(1.2/p) 2 2 2 | 4 2 3 1 | ...

Composer:   Clare Maclean

Films, Audio & Samples

NZSO conducted by Scott Parkman, 2009.

Clare Maclean: Panah; audio

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About

Panah takes as its starting point the sound of several European church bells, and musically develops the different partials within these sounds, heard as fragments which appear and recur through the orchestra.


The orchestra is at first like a big bell, and later a set of bells rings in the brass. The music aims to express a sense of the numinous that bell sounds can create, a sense of an appearing of divine glory hidden in the world.


"Panah" is a Hebrew word which means to turn, to show one’s face, to appear.


Performance history