CompositionsSpirit

Spirit

Shortlisted for Music for Youth's New Music Stage 2015

Written for the Northamptonshire County Youth Concert Band

2014

Instrumentation:

Piccolo

Flute x2

Oboe x2

Clarinet in E

Clarinet in B x3

Bass clarinet

Bassoon

Alto Saxophone x2

Tenor Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

Trumpet in B x3

Horn in F x4

Tenor trombone x2

Bass trombone

Euphonium

Tuba

Harp

Timpani

Percussion x4

About

It is war.

Silence showers the blood and bodies of both Chinese and Japanese men spread across the land.

A warrior is brought to the execution platform.

As he kneels for his final moments, he gazes out towards the horizon as his spirit reminisces on his life.

Memories of the battle relive themselves and his soul prepares to reincarnate as a dragon.

He is executed.

No longer a warrior of either side, his body is left for all to see.

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