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> 15:00 Ensemble

Movie Time

Movie Time is a piece where a youth ensemble can imagine their own story/movie/play on the music.

There are three acts with two scenes. In every scene, there are two moments where the story can be told (except for the last scene). The first moment tells the main story of that scene the second moment is a turning point that is the trigger for the next scene.

These moments are loops take can take as much time as you need. The structure is as follows:

  • Act I – Scene I: introductions, TP: a problem
  • Act I – Scene II: looking for answers, TP: the solution
  • Act II – Scene I: everything is going smoothly, TP: point of no return
  • Act II – Scene II: obstacles and complications, TP: disaster!
  • Act III – Scene I: big chase, TP: victory
  • Act III – Scene II: back to real life
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> 15:00 Brass Band Concert Band Duration Ensemble Fanfare Band

Sound of the Middle Sea

Sound of the Middle Sea was written for the evening concert of “Lûd fan de Middelsee”. The work is divided into ten sections (Origin, Episode 1, Terra, Episode 2, Aqua, Episode 3, Aer, Episode 4, Ignis and Quintessence). Origin depicts the origins of the Middle Sea and introduces the elements. Terra (Earth) is a pesante dance movement, depicting hard labour and the growth of the land. Aqua (Water) depicts the trade spirit of the people living near the Middle See. Aer (Air) is a slow movement about contemplation and rationality. Ignis (Fire) depicts devastation. Quintessence is the final where the fifth element is made up of all the other elements. The Episodes link the elements together and are improvised, during the episodes a speaker will tell the story of the Sound of the Middle Sea.

Parts of this ‘suite’ can be performed, please contact me if you have any questions about this piece and/or performing it.

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05:00-10:00 Ensemble Grade 6

Sonate for Tenor Quartet

SONATE was written for the euphoniums and baritones of Brass Band Pro Rege Heerenveen. It utilizes the capabilities of the instruments in a not so familiar idiom.