Shades of Majesty

Shades of Majesty

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composer: Jeff Smallman

Duration:  5:20

Grade: 3 1/2

Written as a work to honour former conductors Martin Boundy and Frank Barrett, this work begins and ends with a bang.  A series of staccato chords leads to a frenzied line in the flute section accompanied by repeated chords in the French horns.  Meter changes and lively melody provide a festive atmosphere.  The middle section melody is given to the French horns in a chorale reminiscent of Wagner or Strauss.  A moment of discord gives way to a recap of the opening section.