Aurora Explorer
for small chamber orchestra

rd wraggett
rd wraggett
Composition Date: 2011
Duration: 00:20:00
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 Tuba
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Harp
  • 1 x Unspecified bowed strings
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
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Programme Note:
The MV Aurora Explorer is a customized flat bottom freighter that "works' the various Straights and Inlets between Vancouver Island and the mainland of BC. In addition to delivering freight, fuel, and supplies to logging camps, fishing lodges and palatial private resorts it accommodates twelve passengers who, over the course of a week, travel with the ship and crew to the various ports-of-call on the itinerary. Passengers are often rewarded with stunning natural views and encounters with residents both human and non-human.

This piece is a tone-poem written in response to having taken one of these trips. There are six interconnected movements whose titles will give a hint to what the music is suggesting: 'Mists', 'Mountains', 'Currents', 'Inlets', 'Tides and Winds', 'Waterfalls'.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1200 W939au
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 4, 2012
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (38 p.) ;
    38 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Instrumentation: small Chamber Orchestra:
    1/1/1/1, 1, 1/1/1, Harp or Piano, Percussion (1),
    Mists, Mountains, Currents, Inlets, Tides and Winds, Waterfalls
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