A Day in a Life No. 1: Rise and Shine
Salisbury, David (2012) A Day in a Life No. 1: Rise and Shine. [Composition]
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Rise and Shine (7 – 8am). The use of 'rise and shine' as a wake up call for soldiers is what has given us the expression in everyday use. In that context 'rise' just means 'rouse yourself' and 'shine' derives from the shining of boots that soldiers were expected to do each morning.
|Research Background||A composition for five wind instruments. Although there are many exceptions the usual combination, which became established around 1800, is flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. This grouping evolved from the imperial HARMONIEMUSIK as used at the Vienna court of Joseph II from 1782 (two oboes, two clarinets, two horns and two bassoons). The new quintet combination with its solo voices took advantage of the technical improvements being made to wind instruments during this period, and allowed some of the principles of Haydn's writing for string quartet to be transferred to chamber music for wind instruments (Suppan, W. 2001).|
|Research Contribution||This piece represents an in-depth exploration of this instrumental combination and form. The woodwind section of the orchestra provides a unique sonic contrast to the predominant string and brass sections. The sonic quality of this instrumental combination has a deep connection to the sound pipe organs used in the church.|
|Research Significance||This composition utilizes a modern harmonic approach with an emphasis on quartal and quintal harmonic structures. There is a deliberate effort to de-emphasise diatonic harmonic conventions. In addition this piece explores the colour of instruments in various pairing combinations such as Flute and French horn.|
|Item Type:||Composition (Chamber Music)|
|Keywords:||Woodwinds, quintet, composition|
|Media of Output:||Digital recording|
|Date Deposited:||19 Jul 2012 01:56|
|FoR Codes:||19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190406 Music Composition @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950101 Music @ 100%|