OVERTURE TO NOTHING


Instrumentation:

Flute 1 Trombone 1
Flute 2 / Piccolo Trombone 2
Oboe 1 Basstrombone
Oboe 2  Tuba
Clarinet in Bb 1  
Clarinet in Bb 2  Timpani
Bassoon 1 Percussion I/II/III
Bassoon 2 Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Tambourine 
  Triangle, Piatti, Mark-Tree, Sus. Cymbal
F Horn 1 Tubular Bells 
F Horn 2  
F Horn 3  Harp
F Horn 4  
Bb Trumpet 1 Violin I
Bb Trumpet 2 Violin II
  Viola
  Violoncello
  Contrabass

Duration: ~5:30

The Film- and Broadway music of the early 50’s to late 60’s by composers such as Jule Styne, Richard Williams, Richard Rogers or the work of the incredible Sherman Brothers have always been a big inspiration for me as a composer.

 

Music from that era was so pure in its essence. Full of life, joy, emotion, wit and a complexity that always deeply resonated with my understanding of music. Overture to Nothing is inspired by the works of this generation and is my nod to their art and the important heritage they left behind for all of us.