Chase the sun

Composition Date: 1994
Revision Date: 1996
Duration: 00:04:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Oboe
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bassoon
  • 1 x Horn
  • 1 x Trumpet
  • 1 x Trombone
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Unspecified bowed strings
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
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Programme Note:
Patrick Carrabré

Chase the Sun, 1994/ rev. 1996

Commissioned by: Groundswell, through the Manitoba Arts Council

Premiered by:

Chase the Sun was originally commissioned for soprano and chamber ensemble by Winnipeg's Groundswell. The orchestral version, without voice, was created at the request of conductor Susan Haig and was first performed at the 1997 Canadian Music Festival of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Most of the musical material came to me while driving across the prairie from Brandon to Winnipeg (going East into the Sunrise) and Winnipeg to Brandon (returning West into the Sunset). This is a trip I make about once a week throughout the year and I have tried to evoke the changing seasons in the orchestration.”


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1200 C311ch
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • December 17, 2002
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (32 p.);
    32 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 41
    13 parts ([41] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • 1111/1110/perc/strings.
    Commissioned by Groundswell through the Manitoba Arts Council.
    Revised version created in 1996 for the Windsor Symphony.
    Photocopy; master of score and parts in CMC Toronto.
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