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Set Adrift

By Thomas Kelly

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Euphonium and CD
Composed by Thomas Kelly. Solo music, contemporary. Published by Potenza Music (P2.80021).

Item Number: P2.80021

This work was written for the Canadian euphonium player Carina Lam. The piece is set outside of the earth's atmosphere, in space. It explores the idea of a person being completely detached from anything ( Set Adrift ) and having no human contact. There are three sections in this piece, each with their own emotional ranges. The opening section has a feeling of loneliness, while the middle section has a feeling of enjoyment, tangled with cries for help with the introduction of the S.O.S. rhythm. In the final section we return to a feeling of loneliness, which turns to despair as the piece fades out into the dark, unending universe.

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