Remembrances


Instrumentation:
2.2.2.2/4.2.3.1/2-perc/Hp/Strings
Duration:                 6 minutes
Year:                           2008

Audio Excerpt:

Brno Philharmonic, Mikel Toms conducting.

Program Notes:

   Remembrances was commissioned as part of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Young Composers Project and is my earliest piece to date.  This project pairs a highschool student with the current ESO composer in residence to create a new 5 minute work for the orchestra.  It was during the time of writing that I was adjusting to life in Canada, having recently emigrated from Hong Kong to Edmonton.  Remembrances is a window into the past and my memories associated with my stay in the UK and Hong Kong.  The piece begins with a melancholic melody, and passes it between various solo instruments.  A large and heroic tutti section transitions into a lighter area, featuring a solo flute.  The voyage continues and ends in a loud and triumphant manner, highlighting the power of the brass and string families.

Performance History:

–  June 9th, 2014, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra @ Besedni Dum (Ablaze Recording session), Brno, Czech Republic.  Mikel Toms conducting.
–  Feb 3rd, 2013, Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra @ Toronto Centre for the Arts, Toronto, Canada.  Shalom Bard conducting.
–  May 20th, 2009, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra @ Winspear Centre for the Arts, Edmonton, Canada.  Bill Eddins conducting.
–  May 19th, 2009, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra @ Winspear Centre for the Arts, Edmonton, Canada.  Bill Eddins conducting.
–  Sept 1st, 2008, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra @ Hawrelak Park, Edmonton, Canada.  Bob Bernhardt conducting.

Awards:

–  Selected for the Ablaze Orchestral Masters CD vol.2 with the Brno Philharmonic
–  Winner of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Canadian Call for Scores 2012

Score:

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