Panoply


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Audio: Panoply

Instrumentation: eight antiphonal horns
Duration: 6:00
Year of Completion: 2008
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Program Notes

"Panoply" refers to both a full suit of armor and an impressive display of grandeur, definitions that accurately describe large horn ensembles. The ensemble is separated into two horn choirs that alternate musical material throughout the work. Various horn calls and fanfares surround an ominous middle section that features the low range of the horn. This section also briefly quotes two imposing figures in the horn excerpt repertoire - Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss - before returning to the fanfare and a brief coda. The overall form of the piece is a rough arch form: ABCBA.


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