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Birkelund Ulvo, Therese: Shadows and shields 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Shadows and shields
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    18
  • Year of composition: 
    2014
  • First performance (year): 
    2015
  • First performance (venue): 
    Grieghallen, Bergen
  • First performance (performers): 
    Christian Stene, Bergen Philharmonic
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): 
    Clarinet
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    A memory can be very diffuse. You think you remember it very clear, but if you try to recreate - all you find is a tactile sense of «something». And that’s ok! Maybe we should pay more attention to this unclear part of our history. I think this is what’s really worth saving. The sense.
    Shadows and Shields is picking up the lines between the rememberable. It’s full of “a sense of something” in the past, but it’s still a bit cloudy. The solopart is not about being brilliant or playing fastest and loudest. It’s all about telling something, and making people wonder.
    Shadows and Shields is written for my friend Christian Stene and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in 2014.

    It’s a piece where old memories meet nostalgic feelings about discovering the art of music. Christian and I played in the same school band in Bergen when we were young, and it was a very stimulating environment to be in. There was room for dedication and I realized that it might be possible to actually do something serious with music.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
54
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
3
Crotales
Glockenspiel
Marimba
Vibraphone (C3)
Bass Drum
Tamtam
Temple Blocks
Other
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
26
Viola
10
Cello
8
Double Bass
6
4-string
4-string

 

 

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