- for orchestra
- 18' 00"
- 3(piccolo)221; alto saxophone;2211; timp; perc; strs
- I Morning (Lento-Allegro); II Afternoon (Andante); III Evening (Allegro)
The opening running chord is this work suggests the first day of spring with first the dawn opening to the promises of a beautiful spring day.
The work is in three movements – “morning”, “afternoon” and “evening”. The “morning” movement is in the form of a light-hearted dance suggestive of lambs in the field fill of the joy of living as they jump and play about in the green grass.
“Afternoon” gives the impression of a leisurely walk in the countryside. However this is interrupted with a short storm with thunder and rain following. This storm soon passes and the afternoon walk is resumed.
In the third movement, “Evening”, you will be aware of a gathering of the villagers to celebrate the coming of spring with an evening of dancing, laughter, merry-making and conversation.
- Commissioned by New Plymouth Orchestra
- to Kerry Ginever