Turbulence by William Owens (1963-). For string orchestra. Orchestra. FJH Developing Strings. Grade 2. Score and parts. Duration 1 minute, 45 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.ST6287).
The brisk tempo and progressive dissonances of this aggressive work suggest an atmosphere of unyielding tension and unrest. The introduction lashes out with driving rhythms and a stalwart melodic statement. The music then calms into a somber, flowing middle section before returning to the original themes and a brazen conclusion. Spectacular!