Colour Wheel

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Malcolm Forsyth

Malcolm Forsyth

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General Info

Year: 1978
Duration: c. 7:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Canadian Music Centre
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Malcolm was a long-time friend of the New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia, acting as one of its original conductors and playing with the group for many years. Colour Wheel was commissioned by the Alberta Band Association in 1978. Malcolm intended its sounds to invoke images of a rather dark, circular painting, created by an artist’s palette of pure colours, which appeared to spin when viewed. Malcolm said of his own music that he was “dedicated to the idea of concert music that [could] sweep people away:’ He claimed he was “never more happy than when [he was] transported by a performer or performance,” and that everything he had created musically was done with that experience in mind.

- Program Note by Raymond Baril



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State Ratings

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