Category Archives: Concert Band Repertoire

White Horses

RM551e White Horses Orlovich CB
RM551e White Horses Orlovich CB
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Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2008 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Concert Band Repertoire
ISMN: 979-0-720083-52-0 Catalogue: RM551
Level: grade 3.5 Country: Australia

Performed live by Grainger Wind Symphony

White horses (for symphonic wind ensemble) was commissioned by Reed Music in 2008 with financial assistance from the Australia Council. While writing the music, I was inspired by thoughts of a rugged, rough-and-tumble seascape, with fresh, salt-laden winds transforming waves into myriad white horses.

The music begins and ends with plenty of triplets which provide an energetic mood and strong, forward impetus. The middle section of the work draws further on water imagery with the sounds of bubbling water scored in and around the instrumental music. - MO


The Lake and the Hinterland

RM096e The Lake and the Hinterland Greenbaum CB
RM096e The Lake and the Hinterland Greenbaum CB

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Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
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.