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Whirlwind (symphony orchestra)

Orchestra

Whirlwind is a brief, caffeinated work for symphony orchestra. Developed entirely from the opening scalar gesture, the music perpetually swirls around and through the ensemble, unfurling into a bombastic climax, then abruptly dissipating into thin air.

Transcribed by Verena Moesenbichler-Bryant

Genres:   Energetic

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General Info

Year(s) composed: 2013

Duration: 03:00

Premiered

24 November 2013, Duke Medicine Orchestra, Verena Moesenbichler-Bryant, conductor

Technical Info

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Flute I – II – III (doubles Piccolo)
Oboe I – II
Bassoon I – II
Clarinet in Bb I – II (doubles Bs. Clar)

Horn in F I – II – III – iV
Bb Trumpet I – II – III
Trombone I – II – III (Bass)
Tuba

Harp (optional
Piano

Timpani
Percussion I: Glockenspiel
Percussion II: Xylophone/Marimba
Percussion III: Bass Drum

Strings

Difficulty: Advanced