Sonic boom : fanfare for orchestra
by Natalie Williams (2001)
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A concert overture for large orchestra, commissioned by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in 2001. This piece explores the concept of breaking the sound barrier; functioning as an overture that "breaks" the barrier of silence, into the ensuing sound of the concert to come.
Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets in B flat (3rd doubling bass clarinet in B flat), 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), strings.
Duration: 4 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Symphony Australia for performance by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.. Commissioned as part of the 2001 Fanfares project, commemorating the Centenary of Australian Federation.
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