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Opus 20 Orchestral Suite No 1 2nd Movement

Extravaganza

Year of composition
2008
Lyricist
Trevor Kirby-Smith
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
14 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Orchestra
Instrumental parts
Not available

This movement (duration 13min 40sec) opens with a repeated 2-part theme, elements of which can be later discerned as the music flows through a number of key changes associated with a variety of musical ideas. Acoustic dissolution appears (bars 378 to 430) as a slowly dissolving �wall� of sound which leads to a recapitulation of the opening theme (bars 430 to the end), albeit with different time and key signatures. Play the mp3 for a good rendition (the result of recording the combination of GPO and Sound Canvas SC-55 sounds). Wind up the volume and use high quality headphones (as for all my mp3s). Note that an occasional �skittish� sound occurs in the string section when playing in tremolo mode between bars 129 to 152 and bars 260 to 278. The reason is unknown, but perhaps it is due to processing limitations associated with tremolos?

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