Victorian Progressions

Instrumentation: Symphony Orchestra: 2/2/2/2; 4/2/3/1; timp + 1 perc; strings
Year Composed: 2018

This piece was composed for the University of Victoria’s New Music & Digital Media Festival, celebrating the School of Music’s 50th anniversary. Calls for scores went out to UVic alumni for orchestral miniatures, and as I was rummaging around unpacking in my new home I came upon a progression of sonorities I had initially sketched out while a student at UVic. Instantly I knew I had to use this progression as the basis for my submission; how fitting to take something initially jotted down while at UVic and use it as the framework for a new work as part of this festival!