Instrumentation

0.afl.0.ca.0.2bcl.2.cbsn - 3.fl.hn.0.1.btbn.1 - timp - perc(3): 2 mar/BD/vib - cel - 2harp - vla.vcl.db

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Programme Notes

barchan, (prounced bahkhan) is  a kind of sand dune which can physically travel 100s of metres across the desert,  changing the sand within it but always retaining its overall shape. 

barchan is in a simple three-part structure and the trombone writing moves from being singular and stubborn to agile and meshed within the texture of the orchestra to forging a return to the simplicity of the beginning.  I cut out the higher instruments of the orchestra to create a darker sound world and allow the trombone to sit on top.

 

Barchan

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