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Opus 20 Orchestral Suite No 1 4th Movement

One Halloween Night

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

Opus 20 Symphony No. 1, 4th (Final) Movement � �One Halloween Night��

This movement (duration 13min 30sec) is in the form of a �mixed style tone poem�. It is a fanciful tale, intended to conjur up ghostly scenes, on Halloween night, of those lost at sea over the centuries. They rise from the depths adorned in the garments of their times and �do what they will?� above and on the sea shores under the eerie glow of the moon and stars, before finally returning to the depths.

Page 17, bar 118�Ghostly buccaneers from the Spanish Main appear. Page 18, bar 127�Dark, silver-lined clouds eerily scud across the black, star and moonlit sky. Page 19, bar 135�A stunning ghostly frigate rises into the sky. Bar 137�Look ashore my lads � see the imposing mountains of Scotland. Page 20, bar 143�Freedom is sailing out at sea my lads! Page 25, bar 171�The ghostly throng of races mix, to-night they�ll feast, and play their tricks� Page 32, bar 220�A scene of frenzied chaos begins to emerge� Page 35, bar 246�The toll of bells signals the return to the murky depths of the sea as the ghostly souls show their frightful shapes� Page 36, bar 261�The march to the depths of the restless ocean is seen, a black curtain drawn, thus ends Halloween�

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