Fanfare in Sea


by Colin Matthews

Full Orchestra
Instrumentation - 4331 - perc(2): susp.cym/glsp/tom-t/sleigh.bells/tamb/BD/tam-t - timp - harp - strings
Commissioned by the Norfolk and Norwich Festival
First Performance
6.10.99: Norfolk and Norwich Festival: Philharmonia Orchestra/Paul Daniel

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Fanfare in Sea Commissioned by the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, this tiny orchestral fanfare was written at the request of Marcus Davey (Artistic Director, Norfolk & Norwich Festival) for a work to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first performance of Elgar's Sea Pictures. A chordal motive moves upwards through the orchestra, at first as if under water but soon emerging above the waves. I haven't quoted Elgar : instead there is a partially submerged reference or two to another composer's sea-related work. Colin Matthews

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