- for orchestra
- 05' 25"
- 2111 111tuba; timp; perc. (log-drum, marimba); harp; strings
- one movement
|Score (116k)||Pages 1-3, 7-8, and 10-11||© Jeni Little|
This work borrows ideas from the Cook Islands where I spent 6 months in 1988. I studied the traditional music and instruments and have been greatly influenced ever since. arc of the sun is in three sections (dawn/day/dusk) featuring some Cook Island musical ideas and characteristics – a fusion of their exciting instrumental drum dance and vibrant polyphonic vocal music.
As a work for wind orchestra, arc of the sun was first performed in 1997.
- Commissioned by Peter Thomas, HOD Music, Selwyn College, conductor of the Auckland Wind Orchestra and the North Shore Youth Orchestra