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Catalogue No: M051660285
ISMN: 9790051660285
Vortex

Status: Usually despatched within 7 working days

Series: Windependence

Department: Orchestral & Band - Concert/Wind Band

Instrumentation: Symphonic Band (score & parts)

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (New York)

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Composer's Program Note



A vortex is a whirling mass, such as a tornado or whirlpool, which is created when a source of momentum causes a thick layer of unstable stratification to move with ever stronger tangential velocity as the medium (air or water) converges ito a smaller radius. The vortex gradually gains power and momentum while, ironically, forming a vacuum at its center.  It is this image of opposites-one influenced by the other-that was the genesis of this piece. The piece alternates between moments of extreme stasis and whirling energy.  While the work is not a concerto, the piano often serves as the source of momentum, with the ensemble-static at first-gradually pulled into the vortex.

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