Shadowplay

Bob Buckley

  • Year: 2012
  • Grade: 4
  • Time: 6:12
  • Series: Opus III Wind Orchestra Publications
  • Brand: Opus III Wind Orchestra Publications

Shadowplay is a descriptive, impressionistic work inspired by an early morning walk along the beach of the composer’s home in Vancouver, Canada. The music reflects the play of light and shadow with the rising of the sun through the trees. It begins calmly, with the sunrise as the light melts the shadows. The piece develops with the sounds and sights of nature; seagulls floating in the air and the crashing of the waves. Shadow becomes light ; light becomes shadow. The music ebbs and flows as the sun rises higher on the horizon. “Shadowplay” features a variety of tonal colors and textures, orchestration which is sometimes haunting and transparent, sometimes rich and lush, yet always evocative. After a dramatic build, the music subsides, with all of the melodies interweaving like a tapestry of light and dark and ending as it began, with emotional sensitivity. Features, lyrical solos by soprano saxophone, flute and flugelhorn. An ideal piece for concert or festival use to display sensitivity and dynamics.

Product SKU Price Quantity
Full set 012-4114-00 $98.00
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Extra full score 012-4114-01 $8.00
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Oversized, spiral-bound score 012-4114-75 $30.00
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Audio CD WFR375: The Road Less Traveled WFR375-CD08 $14.95
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