Firebrand

Firebrand

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for piccolo or flute, violin, cello, and piano Larsen states that she chose the instruments for Firebrand for their colour, combination and for their agility. However rather than a nonstop, wildly virtuosic affair that might be suggested from the title, it is in fact quite the opposite: the piece centres on the image of a flame moving outwards towards its turbulent and flickering edges. She believes that this image also reflects what fine musicians have mastered-the ability to work from a place of centred calm in order to display astonishing virtuosity. A refrain from June Carter Cash's song "Ring of Fire" is also interwoven throughout the piece, in homage to the famous songwriter who died whilst Larsen was composing the piece.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 28 pages
  • 230 x 305 x 4mm | 111g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193868466
  • 9780193868465

About Libby Larsen

Libby Larsen (b. 24 December 1950, Wilmington, Delaware) is one of America's most prolific and most performed living composers. Her catalogue of over 200 works spans virtually every genre from intimate vocal and chamber music to massive orchestral and choral scores. Her music has been praised for its dynamic, deeply inspired, and vigorous contemporary American spirit. Constantly sought after for commissions and premieres by major artists and orchestras around the world, Libby Larsen has established a permanent place for her works in the concert repertory.show more