for orchestra

Composition Date: 2003
Duration: 00:10:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 2 x Flute
  • 2 x Oboe
  • 2 x Clarinet
  • 2 x Bassoon
  • 4 x Horn
  • 2 x Trumpet
  • 2 x Trombone
  • 1 x Tuba
  • 3 x Percussion
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Unspecified bowed strings
  • 1 x Full orchestra
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
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Programme Note:
In 1999, I composed a piano concerto entitled 'The Straits of Messina'. The title is loosely derived from a passage found in Homer's 'The Odyssey'. In this passage, Ulysses must navigate his ship through the Straits of Messina between two great dangers: Charybdis, a whirlpool that sucks down the sea (and everything in it), then spews it up again; and Scylla, who eats anything that crosses within reach. [excerpt]
The orchestra piece Scylla, makes use of some of the pitch material found in my piece 'The Straits of Messina'. Because of these common roots, I thought a link through the titles would be appropriate.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 S425scy 2003
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 11, 2006
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (35 p.) ; 28 cm.
    35 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For orchestra: 2222/4221/3perc/piano/strings.

    Photocopy; master of score in CMC Toronto.

    Additional People:
    Manitoba Arts Council
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