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Repercussive (2017) – symphony orchestra

Repercussive is based on an expanding and contracting rhythmic gesture built into the melodic material and the structure, with climaxes throughout the piece coming with increased frequency, and texture, through slowly building accelerandi from a standstill and small gestures interjecting.

Concert recording of performance by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gavin Moloney in the National Concert Hall, Dublin on 9th May 2017. Written as part of the CMC/RTÉ NSO Composer lab 2016/17.

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3 flutes (3 = piccolo)
3 oboes (3 = cor anglais)
3 clarinets (3 = bass clarinet)
3 bassoons (3 = contrabassoon)
4 horns
3 trumpets (+ harmon mute)
2 tenor tomboys (+ harmon mute)
1 bass trombone (+ harmon Mute)
tuba (+ mute)
percussion (3 players)


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