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Sally Lamb McCune

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General Info

Year: 2022 / 2023
Duration: c. 5:55
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Chamber Orchestra
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Spiral (2023) for wind ensemble is a short work that loosely explores some of the darker usages and meanings of its title: to spiral out of control, a death spiral, an anxiety spiral. Although the title came after the piece was underway, it draws from an article by science journalist Ed Yong, who likened modern times to the phenomenon of a death spiral (also called an ant mill) performed by army ants. When a group of ants is separated from the main group, the ants lose their pheromone track and begin following one another to form a continuous rotating circle. The concept articulates some of the mood of the work. The wind ensemble version is a modified transcription from the original version for chamber orchestra written in 2022

- Program Note from Eastman Wind Ensemble concert program, 13 November 2023


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State Ratings

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  • Eastman Wind Ensemble (Rochester, N.Y. (Mark Scatterday, conductor) - 13 November 2023 *Premiere Performance*

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