Composed: 2000 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Concert Band Repertoire
ISMN: M-720019-95-6 Catalogue: RM096
Level: B Country: Australia
Performed by the Grainger Wind Symphony
The Lake and the Hinterland
Stay close now as winter’s
White fuse burns across
The lake and the hinterland
(excerpt from Late Autumn Lullaby by Ross Baglin)
A hinterland is a district behind a coast, or river’s banks with the suggestion of sparse population. The full text to Baglin’s poem is one I had already set for voice, and the resonance of that setting continues in this piece for symphonic wind ensemble.