As a Conductor programming the Winter Concert, or any concert in which you wish to explore the vocabulary of the Middle East, you will want to know about FESTIVAL of LIGHT! Indeed a Storm Story, the work is a musical retelling of Chanukah, complete with Syrian invasion, Macabeen defense, the Shofar's call to battle and the final victory of the Eternal Light that burned for eight days. The piece is opportunely scored for the oboe, English horn and woodwinds, with plenty of opportunity for all forces in the ensemble to explore exciting new colours, rhythmic ideas and 'exotic' harmonies.
Please visit the Score and Score Notes for more detailed information.
This piece is from the STORMWORKS Chapter 1 CD.
Download a remarkable Story concerning the prenmiere of this "magical" piece. The Festival of Light Story.