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Fantasia For Orchestra 'Children At Heart - The Joy Of Life'

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
7 minutes
Classical music
Instrumental parts
Not available

Inspired by watching my children play and bicker, this composition is very different in mood from what I tend to write for an orchestra. The music is happy, light and almost flippant. I could not resist some dissonance though, especially in bars 123 - 131 and had to invite the contrabassoon to break things up and 'whip' things back into sweet consonance before I went too far! This was to be the first movement of my 3rd Symphony but I got carried away with images of chidren at play.

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