And there was great calm
(Version 2) (Revised)

Karen Sunabacka
Composition Date: 2009
Duration: 00:10:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 3 x Flute
  • 2 x Oboe
  • 2 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bass clarinet
  • 2 x Bassoon
  • 4 x Horn
  • 3 x Trumpet
  • 3 x Trombone
  • 1 x Tuba
  • 1 x Timpani
  • 2 x Percussion
  • 1 x Harp
  • 1 x Unspecified bowed strings
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
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Programme Note:
"And There Was a Great Calm (revised)" explores the extreme dynamics of the orchestra. It is loosely based on the sounds of a Thunder Storm on the Canadian Prairies. Growing up in Manitoba, I found the Thunder Storms to be both terrible and incredible. The orchestra is the perfect ensemble in which to explore a storm because the vastness of timbres and dynamics. The piece, with sudden shifts from loud to soft, gradually moves from the calm before a storm, to the storm itself, to the calm after. This version was shortened to fit the ten minute time requirement for the 2008 CMC Emerging Composers' Competition. The full and preferred version is fifteen minutes long with the title "And There Was A Great Calm".

Premiere Information:
Centennial Concert Hall
2 Feb 2009
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Michelle Moore, conductor


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 S957an(rev)
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 24, 2013
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (42 p.) ;
    42 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 122
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    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
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