Dark Waters
for woodwind quintet and string quintet

Composition Date: 2007
Duration: 00:07:00
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
  • 2 x Violin
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
  • 1 x Double bass
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Programme Note:
Dark Waters is an imaginary title. By using the unique timbre of a woodwind quintet and strings; this piece paints a mental picture of the mysterious “altered state” of nature, created by the vicious cycle or transformation of water. There is a persistent thematic material: portrayed by the quiet rumbling woodwinds gestures against slow moving sustained strings lines, this musical theme is subdued at time, but becomes volatile at certain point, the whole ensemble will become one unifying force of destruction.

Premiere Information:
Nov. 30, 2006, Government House Concert Hall, Regina; Regina Symphony


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1200 H678da
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • October 21, 2009
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    45 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 55
  • Additional Information:

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