And so be changed to lightning in the end
(for full orchestra)

Composition Date: 2004
Duration: 00:10:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
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Programme Note:
And so be changed to lightning in the end is a very athletic, energetic, and dramatic single-movement work for orchestra. After a brief introduction, the piece divides into 3 main sections - fast, slow, fast. The first section is characterized by contrapuntal lines and thick scoring with large blocks of chords. The slow section opens with strings alone introducing an English horn solo. This is followed by a canon of sorts for the trumpets, which are placed at four different points on the stage. The recapitulation of the first section builds to a climactic trumpet fanfare, and a final gathering of forces to a very abrupt, lightning-strike ending.

The piece was commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to close its first New Creations Festival.

Premiere Information:
April 2005, Roy Thomson Hall; Toronto, Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Peter Oundjian


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 M978an
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • August 31, 2006
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (ii, 52 p.) ; 43 cm.
    54 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 149
    28 parts ((149) p.) ;
    Height: 32 cm
  • Language Information
  • Main language: English
  • Additional Information:
  • Full orchestra.

    Parts available to rent.

    Written for:

    2 Flutes (second doubles piccolo)

    2 Oboes (2nd doubles English Horn)

    2 Bb Clarinets

    2 Bassoons

    4 Horns

    4 Trumpets in C (harmon + straight mutes)

    2 Trombones (straight mutes)

    1 Bass Trombone

    1 Tuba

    Timpani (5 drums)

    2 Percussion:


    snare drum

    crotales (arco)




    bass drum


    3 suspended cymbals (high + medium + low)

    bass drum




    crash cymbal

    police whistle

    large tam-tam


    Violin 1

    Violin 2



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