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Marsden Moor

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General Info

Keiron Anderson

Year: 2014
Duration: 5:30
Difficulty: IV
Publisher: Forton Music
Cost: Hard Copy - £16.00 Digital Download - £12.00


Eb Trumpet
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II-III
Trombone IV (Bass)

Program Notes

Writted to evoke the open spaces, serenity and yet power of the moors, Marsden Moor is based on a motif built from two major seconds a perfect fourth apart. The motif is developed and imitated as the piece progresses, giving a rather solitary feeling to the music. A second theme carries the journey until a sequential progression lifts the music to a dignified but powerful climax. When the music appears to resolve to a more relaxed tonality the second theme carries it off modally to reiterate the power which gradually dies away to leave the landscape intact and silent again.

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