Remembrances


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

Audio Excerpt

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 represents 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 soaring 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

  • Sept 01, 2008, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
    Symphony Under the Sky Festival, Hawrelak Park
    Bob Bernhardt conducting
  • May 19, 2009, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
    Winspear Center, Edmonton, AB
    Bill Eddins conducting
  • May 20, 2009, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
    Winspear Center, Edmonton, AB
    Bill Eddins conducting
  • Feb 03, 2013, Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra
    Toronto Center for the Arts, Toronto, ON
    Shalom Bard conducting
  • Jun 09, 2014, Brno Phhilharmonic Orchestra
    Besedni Dum, Brno, Czech Republic
    Mikel Toms conducting
  • Sept 24, 2017, Niagara Symphony Orchestra
    FirstOntario Performing Arts Center, St. Catharines
    Bradley Thachuk conducting
  • Oct 21, 2017, Guelph Symphony Orchestra
    River Run Center, Waterloo, ON
    Judith Yan conducting

Reviews

March 2015 – reviewed on Music & Vision Classical Magazine, Geoff Pearce, reviewer. 

Roydon Tse’ Remembrances was a real surprise – a lovely heartfelt reminiscence, full of warmth and longing.  Ravel is a strong influence here, and the work is very listenable and one that I expect to often return to.”

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