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for orchestra

Year:  2015   ·  Duration:  3m 30s
Instrumentation:  2*22*2; 4231l timp,. 2 perc; hp; strings | (Perc: sn.dr, tam-tam, tub. bells, ratchet, concert toms (with China Cymbal), small woodblock, vib., susp. cymbal, bs.dr)

Year:  2015
Duration:  3m 30s
Instrumentation  2*22*2; 4231l timp,. 2 perc...

Josiah Carr

Composer:   Josiah Carr

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'surge' is a fanfare for orchestra in three sections, in which repetitive rhythms and ostinati pulsate throughout the piece, as forces within the orchestra push and pull against each other musically, and figures move around the orchestra spatially. In this piece, the orchestra could be compared to a noun of some sort - a beast, a wave or something which rises, and is tossed and turned amongst the orchestra, transformed into several different forms before rising and surging towards the final bar.


Performance history

02 Dec 2015: Recorded by the NZSO as part of the Todd Young Composers' Competition 2015, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand.