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Dykstra, Lowell

Lowell Dykstra is op 14 september geboren in Exeter, Huron County (Ontario), Canada. Op zevenjarige leeftijd emigreert hij met zijn familie naar Nederland. Hij studeert gitaar bij Guido Topper aan ...

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The Race Day : An overture for orchestra / Lowell Dykstra

Publisher's number: 10812
Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Instruments: 2fl(picc) 2ob 2cl(cl-b) 2fg 2h 2tpt trb timp perc hp str
Remarks: Commissioned by and written for the VU-Kamerorkest on the occasion of its tenth anniversary in 2002. The première took place at the Groate Kerk, St. Jacobiparochie (Friesland, NL), on 3 november 2002.
Duration: 5'30"
Year of composition: 2001
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
When I first saw the extremely beautiful painting by Jack Yeats, Galway Races, I was immediately caught by it and I started imagening what a day at the horse races would be like. While I was in Ireland in 2002, spending my Summer holidays, I was lucky to go to the Sligo Horse races. I pictured some impressions of this event in this short and rather light-hearted composition.
The whole piece is almost entirely in a 6/8 metre, similar to the popular Irish jig (I've put one in), and based on the motive that runs throughout the work in various forms & instrumentation.
Lowell Dijkstra

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