Price, DI 2015, Realms of Asgard (Yggdrasil) [Composition].
|Abstract:||Realms of Asgard is a symphonic poem for brass and percussion which comprises of seven musical scenes, each an impression of the individual worlds found in the Yggdrasil legend. In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is an immense Ash tree that connects the nine home-worlds of the Norse cosmos. Asgard sits at its pinnacle where the High Gods look down and oversee the activities in the other worlds. The nine worlds are: Hel, Muspelheim, Niðavellir, Vanaheimr, Jötunheimr, Niflheim, Álfheimr, Midgard, Asgard Starting in the earth, amongst the roots of this colossal tree and gradually working its way around the trunk into the clouds and lofty home of the Gods; there should be a clearly defined journey from the opening bar to the final cadence. The work evolves organically through each impression and builds from darkness into light. The mysteriousness of hell, the crackle and spits of fire, the greediness and devilry of the dwarves, the jocular amble of the giants, the ethereal sparseness and great wisdom of the elves or the sound of Odin’s steed Sleipnir, bearing his master back to Valhalla are all hidden within the music.|
|Schools:||Schools > School of Arts & Media|
|Funders:||Jaren Hornmusikk Forening|
|Depositing User:||DI Price|
|Deposited On:||09 Dec 2015 10:51|
|Last Modified:||09 Dec 2015 10:51|
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