Sketches in Blue
for orchestra

Composition Date: 2005
Duration: 00:05:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
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Programme Note:
Think of a colour. Now think of all the different possible shades that it could be, and all the numerous objects in nature that are variations of that colour. Further, think of the different states in which that object (for example, water) can appear: solid, liquid, or gas. Continuing in that line of thought the possibilities are endless, and the objects many. They all possess distinct characteristics, yet they also all share a same basic principle. Sketches in Blue incorporates that idea of slight variation, imagining what different shades of colour - for example: the ocean, the sky, a blueberry - would sound like. A catchy melody and a playful, repetitive rhythm form the backbone of the piece, while the thematic material develops and varies to differing degrees.

Premiere Information:
May 15, 2005; Chrysler Theatre, Windsor, Ontario
Glenn Gould Orchestra, as part of the 2005 Orchestras Canada Youth Orchestra Festival
Conductor: John Morris Russell


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 M3915sk
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 22, 2016
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    28 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 72
  • Additional Information:
  • 2 x Flute
    2 x Oboe
    2 x Clarinet
    2 x Bassoon
    4 x Horn
    2 x Trumpet
    3 x Trombone
    1 x Tuba
    1 x Percussion
    2 x Violin (Divided Part)
    1 x Viola (Divided Part)
    1 x Violoncello
    1 x Double bass
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