[ London, UK ]
Large ensemble/choir (8) Chamber - Wind (11) Chamber - Other (16) Songs (6)
London Consorts of Winds
Written in 2004
In Remembrance of a Passing Generation
Wind nonet
8 minutes
Difficulty level: Moderate
In August 2003 my aunt in California died. She was one of the last of a remarkable generation who had come through the Depression and the Second World war, from a poor but stable background into a world of riches and instability. They were the children of an adventurous and innovatory family, members of which had travelled the world in search of work, but always retained a strong sense of moral purpose and family closeness. The piece begins with the harmonies, and fragments of melody, from the musical background of my childhood - English hymn music. It sets out on a journey through many different places - with the music is always related to the opening - before finally reaching somewhere very different.
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