Flow


Instrumentation 1:
  3+picc.2.3+bcl.2./0.2.1.1/4.3.4.2./Euph/T+4/String Bass
Instrumentation 2: 2+picc.3.3.2./4.3.3.1./T+3/Harp/Strings
Duration:                9 minutes
Year:                        2016 rev. 2023

Audio Excerpt

Program Notes

Flow is inspired by the movement of water and rivers. Quiet sound clusters that are heard in the beginning converge into large sound masses that ebb and grow. Like a river which starts with a trickle, it turns into a series of rapids that converge into a larger body. As the river reaches the mouth of the sea, momentum finally gives way and we return to a slower flow, with the eventual dissipation of the sound into the silence.

The piece was written for the UTWS under the Composer-in-Residence program at the Faculty of Music. 

Performance History

  • Oct 22, 2016, University of Toronto Wind Symphony
    MacMillan Theatre, Toronto, ON
    Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor
  • May 10, 2017, National Youth Band of Canada
    Rosemount High School, Montreal, QC
    Wendy McCallum, conductor
  • May 11, 2017, National Youth Band of Canada
    Christchurch Cathedral, Montreal, QC
    Wendy McCallum, conductor
  • March 6, 2022, La Musique des Gardiens de la Paix
    Conservatoire a rayonnement Regional de Paris
    Gildas Harnois, conductor

Score

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