THE IGNITION


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
  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
  Violoncello
  Contrabass

Duration: ~5:30

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.