Aurora Musis Amica (score and parts)Sally Greenaway
Title: Aurora Musis Amica: Fanfare for Canberra (score and parts)
Composer: Sally Greenaway
Genre: Wind ensemble
Level: Grade 4
Scoring: score, fl 1-2, ob, bsn, cl 1-2, b/c, a/s 1-2, t/s, b/s, hn 1-2-(3), tpt 1 (C or Bb) tpt 2-3, tbn 1-2, b/tbn, euph (b/c & t/c), tba, perc 1-2-3, bells, glock, vib, harp
Notes: Composed for Canberra Grammar School and the Centenary of Canberra, this luxurious concert fanfare evokes a sense of awakening and celebrates the glory of the new day. The work is inspired by the following prose:
"Here I am, contemplating the dawn again. This early morning time has become irresistible, a moment with my thoughts and with awesome splendor. Often there are no words that can express the awareness of the universe as I watch light wash over the horizon. Dawn is friend of the muses. Aurora musis amica".
Aurora Musis Amica was originally scored for a smaller wind band setting. This version has been expanded to include a full ensemble by Maestros director Matt Klohs with permission from the composer. The work includes some extended techniques suitable for developing musicians and requires a strong 1st Trumpet.
See the inaugural performance by the combined Canberra Grammar Schools Orchestra, conducted by Craig Woodland, for the Canberra International Music Festival 2013:
(c) 2013 Sally Greenaway
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