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Stephen Roberts

Rosace de Notre Dame
Stephen Roberts Rosace de Notre Dame
Stephen Roberts Rosace de Notre Dame

for brass and organ

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Rosace de Notre Dame was written for Henry Fairs and the Birmingham Symphonic Brass to celebrate the inauguration of the new Garnier organ in the Bramall Concert Hall at the University of Birmingham on 21st November 2014.

The performance was conducted by the composer.

It celebrates the famous rose window of the eponymous cathedral in Paris. It is set in medieval rondeau form with the organ embellishing and colouring the brass to represent the play of light through glass.

I wanted to capture the spirit of the inauguration of a new organ built on historic principles, but with modern technology. Thus the music recalls Guillaume de Machaut who composed in Notre Dame in the 14th century.

The organ part takes advantage of its mechanical action with toccata-like passagework and the registrations, based on colours, reflect the hues of the rose window. Meanwhile the brass parts allude to the space of Notre Dame and its historical resonances.

The Birmingham Post described the work as, 'utterly fascinating'.

Additional Information

ISMN No
Composer Stephen Roberts
Year of Composition 2014
Instrumentation Horn in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 4 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Organ
Duration ca. 4'
Student Difficulty No

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