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The Broken Seafor Wind Orchestra

Painter, Christopher

......"A cold, a moon-struck place" ......"Waves, hooded, raging, thunder, hiding contagious guilt" ......"Still, still the moon pulls the waves" ......"Beside the magnificent, quiet, sinister, terrible sea". "The Broken Sea" is taken from a poem by the Welsh poet Vernon Watkins (1906 - 1967), one of the 'Kardomah Boys' (along with Dylan Thomas, the artists Frederick Janes and Ceri Richards and the composer Daniel Jones). It is a description of a brooding sea at night as it moves from a cold landscape to a furious storm followed by a sorrowful dawn calm before it's power returns renewed. One of the most imaginative and evocative pieces for Wind Orchestra written in the last decade, not to be missed by any serious ensemble this work is destined to be a 'wind band classic'.

Grade AB 7-8 US 5

26 minutes


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The Broken Sea Painter

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