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Eclipse 2017 Jackson Hole for Mixed Ensemble


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“Something different!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - chrish@justflutes.com

Sarah Bassingthwaighte writes very colourful music and this fabulous piece is no exception. She uses instrumental texture extremely well and captures her subject matter of before and after the Eclipse with confidence and skill. The 'Before' is all evocation and expectation with languid triplets and strange harmonies contrasted with jazz feel-good music. There is then a 5-15'' pause for the Eclipse itself. The 'After' builds from those strange chords to plaintiff melody and on to more lively rhythms. The style is best described as hybrid and in this case it really works!

From the Publisher

Composer's Notes

"This piece is intended to recreate a particular experience of the 2017 solar eclipse musically. Before the eclipse, there is the quiet excitement of the upcoming event. Things feel a little unusual, the light is different, the animals sense something. Dogs barking, the birds are quiet. This is reflected in the music with ethereal sonorities and shifting rhythms. There is a sense of the familiar, but subtly different."

Winner: NFA Newly Published Music Awards 2020

Performance duration (approx): 10'

Difficulty guide: 9
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Oboe
  • Part 3: Bb Clarinet
  • Part 4: Vibraphone
  • Part 5: Percussion
  • Part 6: Piano
  • Part 7: Violin
  • Part 8: Viola
  • Part 9: Cello
Category: Music for Chamber Groups with Keyboard
Publisher: ALRY Publications
Publisher's reference: CM155
Our Stock Code: 1468830
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (19 pages [score])