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Afterglow

From Wind Repertory Project
Peter Child

Peter Child


Subtitle: Twilight Music for String Quartet and Wind Ensemble


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Peter Child
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Piano
Percussion I-II-III

String Quartet

  • Violin I-II
  • Viola
  • Cello


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The music of Afterglow is slow and serene; it has a twilight mood, except when it erupts into a two-minute ruckus at the end. The music stops with every phrase, whose last chords echo lengthily: first the string quartet is in the forefront, with echoes and afterglows in the winds, then the winds, with echoes and afterglows in the strings and percussion. The onset of rhythmic, dance-like music at the end is sudden and unanticipated.

I am grateful to Fred Harris and the MIT Wind Ensemble and to Charles Peltz and the NEC Wind Ensemble of the New England Conservatory for the commission that made this composition possible, generously funded by Richard D. Nordlof.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • New England Conservatory (Boston, Mass.) Wind Ensemble (Charles Peltz, conductor) – 7 November 2017


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