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Homage to Sibelius

for orchestra

Year:  2001   ·  Duration:  7m
Instrumentation:  3*222; 4331; timp., 2 perc.; strings | (Perc: clash cym, snare drum, bass drum)

Year:  2001
Duration:  7m
Instrumentation  3*222; 4331; timp., 2 perc....

Hugh Dixon

Composer:   Hugh Dixon


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This work is based on a 12-note theme which is not heard in its entirety until its inverted treatment in the Piu Mosso section (beginning in bar 72).

Harmonies are serially-derived from the theme and its inversion.

In the coda section, which begins with the trombone solo, the theme appears in super-imposed entries (with modifications) reaching a climax with the high sustained trumpet notes.