The solemn land

Andrew Ager
Composer
Andrew Ager
Composition Date: 2004
Duration: 00:14:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 2 x Flute
  • 2 x Oboe
  • 2 x Clarinet
  • 3 x Bassoon
  • 4 x Horn
  • 2 x Trumpet
  • 3 x Trombone
  • 1 x Timpani
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Unknown electronic
  • 1 x Unspecified bowed strings
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
Programme Note:
THE SOLEMN LAND was composed in 2000 and premiered by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony that year; based on the painting by the same name by the Canadian Group-of-Seven artist JEH MacDonald, it depicts an austere and forbidding landscape on the Canadian Shield. Scored for full orchestra, the music proceeds at a deliberate tempo, slowly unfolding the various themes which will eventually rise to a tremendous climax, giving the impression of a brief but violent storm. The work has beem performed widely and is becoming a favoured member of the Canadian orchestral repertoire.

Premiere Information:
April 20, 2004, St. Mary's Church, Kitchener, Ontario; Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony; Andrew Nikuforuk, conductor.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 A265sol
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 8, 2004
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (23 p.) ; 28 cm.
    23 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For orchestra.

    Photocopy; master of score in CMC Toronto.
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