They Took Flight
for clarinet, violin, cello and vibraphone

Composition Date: 2004
Duration: 00:04:15
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Quartets, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Vibraphone
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
"They Took Flight" was inspired by the 100-year anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first successful flight. These pioneers of aviation first got their airplane off the ground in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17th, 1903. Although that first historic flight lasted for only 12 seconds, this piece captures the essence of that moment after leaving the ground — the freedom and sense of wonder at being propelled up into the skies."They Took Flight" received its premiere by the Drosera Ensemble at Open Space Gallery, Victoria, B.C., Canada, on March 6th, 2004. It was then performed by Turning Point Ensemble as part of the Sonic Boom Festival, at the Western Front, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, on March 11th, 2005. "They Took Flight" has also been broadcast several times on the CBC Radio 2 programme “Westcoast Performance Vancouver”.

Premiere Information:
6 March 2004, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia
Drosera Ensemble

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8453 K741the
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Quartets, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 18, 2015
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (10 p.):
    10 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 16
    4 parts ([16] p.);
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
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