Sunder

Major Works, Orchestra

sunderSunder for orchestra (2,2,2,2; 4,3,3,1, hrp, piano, 3 perc, timp, strings), was written in 2004. It received its first reading at the 2004 Aspen Music Festival and School by the American Academy of Conductors Orchestra.

In 2005 it was selected for the prestigious Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, where a revised version was presented.

The work is a study in dichotomy, putting in opposition texturally think and thin music. The thick textures progress through harmonic material at a blistering pace, while the thinner music drifts in a relatively static fashion. As the piece progresses the opposing forces overlap in an attempt to create a union. The battle for unity does not fully come to fruition until the end, when both forces align.

Duration: 16:33

Sunder: Page 1 (Score)

Sunder: Page 1 (Score)

Sunder, Page 18 (Score)

Sunder, Page 18 (Score)

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Sunder, Page 51 (Score)