Written in honor of the mother of the arranger's wife and her musician children, each solo voice represents the chosen instrument of each individual. Woven together into an astonishingly moving, emotion-filled scoring, this piece uses the many colors, shadings, and dynamic levels of your orchestra very effectively. This is a work of major importance.
In the full orchestra series, all material (except percussion) is covered in the string writing so the pieces can be performed in their entirety by a string orchestra, or by adding winds and percussion you can perform these works as a full orchestra.
|Instrumentationconductor1x flute 11x flute 22x oboe1x Bb clarinet 11x Bb clarinet 21x Bb clarinet 31x Bb bass clarinet2x bassoon2x horn in F 12x horn in F 21x Bb trumpet 11x Bb trumpet 21x Bb trumpet 31x trombone 11x trombone 21x trombone 31x tuba1x timpani2x mallet percussion (bells, chimes)3x percussion 1 (wind chimes, gong, bass drum, triangle, crash cymbals)2x percussion 2 (crash cymbals, wind chimes, suspended cymbal)8x violin 18x violin 25x viola5x cello5x string bass|