|Flute 1||Trombone 1|
|Flute 2 / Piccolo||Trombone 2|
|Clarinet in Bb 1|
|Clarinet in Bb 2||Timpani|
|Bassoon 1||Percussion I/II/III|
|Bassoon 2||Bass Drum, Snare Drum|
|Mark-Tree, Sus. Cymbal, Piatti, Triangle|
|F Horn 1||Glockenspiel, Tubular Bells, Xylophone|
|F Horn 2|
|F Horn 3||Harp|
|F Horn 4|
|Bb Trumpet 1||Violin I|
|Bb Trumpet 2||Violin II|
|Bb Trumpet 3||Viola|
The Ignition – Kindling of a flame.
In this context I imagined the flame to be the passion for orchestral music. Bold, energetic, rhythmically engaging and heroic - anything a fanfare would need. My initial motivation for this piece came up right after I visited a concert from the Düsseldorf Symphonic Orchestra. The concert was from a series that goes by the same name as this piece and aims at a younger audience.
I envisioned this piece to be a worthy opener of this unique occasion.