Advent

Burke, Paul

Duration

5m 00s

Composed

2010

Instrumentation

Flexible Ensemble with Keyboard

Scoring

Oboe solo, 4 parts, perc, piano

Availability

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About the work

Advent, written in November 2009 for the CoMA London ensemble, is an ‘open score’ piece; precise instrumentation is left to the conductor and players, meaning that it can be performed by ensembles of varying size and line-up.

The piece consists of alternations between the soloist – who makes a series of forceful melodic statements – and the ensemble, which often digresses from this material. These alternations culminate in a final tutti statement, which combines with bell sounds in the piano and percussion to create an atmosphere of ritual or ceremony.

Origin

Open Score RAM student 2010