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A Day Trip to White Island/Whakaari

for full orchestra

Year:  2021   ·  Duration:  8m
Instrumentation:  pic, fl, alto fl, 2 ob, 2 cl in Bb, bass cl, 2 bsns, c.bsn, 4 hns, 2 tpts in C, 2 ten trbs, bass trb, tba, timps, harp - 5 percussion: (SD, BD, clash cym, tam, tub bells, xylo, piano), violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, bass

Year:  2021
Duration:  8m
Instrumentation  pic, fl, alto fl, 2 ob, 2 c...

Colin Decio

Composer:   Colin Decio

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The brooding volcano is described with an uneasy ostinato on wind and strings whilst the brass menace with surging chords. Suddenly the piano erupts and drives the orchestra towards a climax. Moments of pause occur but the relentless, unsleeping volcano always continues to threaten. The juxtaposition of mechanical musical ostinati against natural forces serves as a striking contrast between man and nature. Gradually the orchestra begins a requiem for all those who lost their lives on White Island, an apotheosis.