Gold Leaf
for Chamber Orchestra

Composition Date: 2010
Revision Date: 2015
Duration: 00:14:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
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Programme Note:
Gold Leaf (2010/revised 2015) In this work, I was exploring a variety of sound colours one can find in the rich combination of instruments of the chamber orchestra. The work seemed to me like a painting, where some parts of it are thickly layered with colour, other parts are thin and almost transparent. The percussion adds a shimmer here and there, like applying a bit of gold leaf to the surface. I was also thinking of this as a metaphor for harmonic colour €“ adding in pitches to harmonies and changing the lightness or darkness of the harmonic palette. I finished the work at the end of August, when the first leaves started to turn gold. The piece was commissioned by the Glenn Gould School’s New Music Ensemble, directed by Brian Current, through the generosity of the Ontario Arts Council.

Premiere Information:
Commissioned by the Glenn Gould School's New Music Ensemble through the generosity of the Ontario Arts Council.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1200 S6545gol
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • September 9, 2019
  • Type:
  • Print-music, published
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    31 Pages
    Height: 12 inches
    Width: 9 inches
  • Additional Information:

  • 1111 1110 perc pn 2111
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