for orchestra

Composition Date: 2005
Duration: 00:04:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
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Programme Note:
This piece is based on something that all Olympic athletes face: the moment
before the event. I imagine the incredible anticipation and apprehension
with the realization that all training is for this moment. The athletes must
block out all of their nervousness to maintain their calm and focus. When
the athletes approach the starting line, I imagine that time stands still for a
period, until the rush of adrenaline as the body takes over from the mind.
The music reflects the athlete’s turbulent emotional stages while trying to
maintain a sense of peace and focus. When the moment finally arrives, there
is a brief pause and suspension of time before an incredible explosion of
energy as the race begins.

This piece was commissioned by the Vancouver Symphony Society and
the Province of British Columbia.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 R521go
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 11, 2012
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (22 p.) ;
    22 Pages
    Height: 36 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 35
    parts available for rent
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Orchestra
    2 (2. double piccolo)222/2230/T+ 2 players/ harp/ strings (12/10/8/6/4

    Percussion 1:
    Glockenspiel (may substitute marimba if smaller setup is desired)

    Percussion 2:
    Suspended Cymbal
    Snare Drum
    Bass Drum
    Wood Block (1)
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