Elk Branches

Music of Sally Greenaway
Commissioned by Australian Youth Orchestra

Featuring a 4-note melodic motif which weaves its way through a variety of instrumental colour combinations, textures and moods. The effervescent moments in this work explore the interaction of several small ensembles within the orchestra. The climax is a wild fanfare – described as ‘Nordic Triumph!’ in the score – inspired by the grand and wild forests of Scandinavia.

Light filters through the stillness of the forest,
Where the elk's antlers reach up into the dark, tangled branches...

Category: Orchestral, Wind Symphony, Brass Band;
Instrumentation: Chamber Orchestra: (1,1,1,1; 1,1,1,1; perc; hp; pno; str)
Year: 2014
Work duration: 5min 30sec
Difficulty/level: Advanced
Commissioned by: Australian Youth Orchestra.. Composed for the Australian Youth Orchestra's National Music Camp 2014
Category: Orchestral, Wind Symphony, Brass Band;
Instrumentation: Symphony Orchestra
Year: 2021

Versions of this work appear in these recordings

Aubade & Nocturne
Sally Greenaway
Released 2014

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