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for full orchestra

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  5m
Instrumentation:  21*2*2; 4331; timp.; 2 perc.; hp; strings | (Perc: snare drum, tambourine, marimba)

Year:  2008
Duration:  5m
Instrumentation  21*2*2; 4331; timp.; 2 perc...

Ryan Youens

Composer:   Ryan Youens

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Sample: Page 13 - 17

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Somnium is Latin for “dream”, and it is this idea that characterises the work. Somnium journeys through the first moments of sleep, the drift into an unpredictable and magical dream, and the return to the safety and oblivion of sleep.

Difficulty note

intermediate to advanced

Contents note

one movement

Performance history

08 Nov 2008: Rehearsed and recorded by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as part of the NZSO/Todd Corporation Young Composer Awards, conducted by Hamish McKeich at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington

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