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Auróra Musis Amíca

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Sally Greenaway

Sally Greenaway

Subtitle: Fanfare for Canberra

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.32


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
C Trumpet
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

An uplifting and inspiring piece for young adult/student musicians, the pieces opens with a soundscape reminiscent of the dawn bursting into colour over a still lake. It then unfolds into an uplifting and hopeful fanfare before fading back into a wash of colours for the final bars.

Commissioned by the Canberra Grammar School as part of the Centenary of Canberra 2013 and the Canberra International Music Festival.

- Program Note by publisher

Here I am, contemplating the dawn again. This early morning time has become irresistible, a moment with my thoughts and with awesome splendor. Often there are no words that can express the awareness of the universe as I watch light wash over the horizon. Dawn is friend of the muses. Aurora musis amica.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Contra Costa Wind Symphony (Walnut Creek, Calif.) (Brad Hogarth, conductor) – 8 March 2020
  • Pacific Symphony (Costa Mesa, Calif.) Youth Wind Ensemble (Gregory X. Whitmore, conductor) – 17 November 2019
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) University Band (JoAnn Wieszczyk, conductor) – 1 March 2018
  • Canberra Grammar Schools Music Departments (Craig Woodland, conductor) – 2013 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Greenaway, S. (2013). Auróra Musis Amíca : fanfare for Canberra [score]. Australian Music Centre: New South Wales.
  • Sally Greenaway website Accessed 28 June 2018