Evening, North Shore, Lake Superior
for large symphony orchestra

Scott Good
Composer
Scott Good
Composition Date: 2013
Duration: 00:06:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piccolo
  • 2 x Flute
  • 2 x Oboe
  • 1 x English horn
  • 2 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bass clarinet
  • 3 x Bassoon
  • 4 x Horn
  • 3 x Trumpet
  • 3 x Trombone
  • 1 x Tuba
  • 3 x Percussion
  • 1 x Harp
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Unspecified bowed strings
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
Programme Note:
Evening, North Shore, Lake Superior
Scott Good

Program notes:Franklin Carmichael's painting of same name serves as inspiration for this piece. This painting has personal significance, as I have been to this place many times. Carmichael's careful choice of subjects of a vast growing landscape and decay, reveals a microcosm of the life cycle. The dying trees reach out in the evening of their life - are they yearning for the last rays of sunshine, or offering an invitation to join?
The music is written to evoke this contemplation. The bulk of the orchestra paints the trees through the intoning of perfect 5th intervals, establishing the mood, harmonic rhythm, and colour. The Cor Anglais comments as the observing protagonist, reflecting emotionally to what the landscape offers. The cymbals wash throughout, intoning the wind gently moving through the branches and caressing the observer.
Scott Good

Premiere Information:
Ottawa
National Arts Centre
29 Oct 2013
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Kent Nagano - Conductor

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 G646ev
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 19, 2014
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (13 p.) ;
    13 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 145
    33 parts (available for rental) ([145] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra
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