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Paul Carr
Goodmusic Concert Originals Series GMCO103

Catalogue Number: GMCO103

Difficulty level: D What's this?

ISMN: 9790222288560

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Chorale  Pack image
2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in A, 2 Bassoons
2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in C, 2 Trombones
Percussion (Tubular Bells, Glockenspiel)
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)

Commissioned with funds provided by The Arts Council and dedicated to Mark Andrew James and the Sussex Symphony Orchestra in celebration of their 20th Anniversary Season. The first performance was given in Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield on the 14th September 2013

At the time the Sussex Symphony Orchestra asked me for a short work composed in celebration of their 20th anniversary, I had just begun working on a commission for a large-scale Ave Maria for choir and orchestra, but it struck me that the piece would stand alone rather well as a purely orchestral hymn, so I continued to work on the two variations of the same piece in tandem.
It opens in complete stillness with a single tolling bell before the strings enter with the main theme. Woodwinds hesitantly join followed by trumpet and then the remaining brass, gently weaving and building towards an almost violent outburst from the full orchestra. The main theme is stated one last time before bringing the work to rest in a hushed and sustained conclusion of tranquil simplicity. Paul Carr
Duration 8 minutes

A PACK comprises one full score, all wind brass and percussion parts and string parts 4/4/3/4/2.

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