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Prayer for Peace for symphonic orchestra

Classical/Symphonic music • 2006

Prayer for Peace for symphonic orchestra

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Flute, Flute piccolo, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe, Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass, Snare drum, Timpani, Cymbals, Bass drum
Scored for
Symphonic orchestra
Type of score
Full score
D minor
Gary Edwards
The piece starts with a call to war by the war drums played by the timpani, with a rousing fanfare counter-melody follow-up in the brass, then repeated. Then follows a fast triplet rhythm in 9/8 played by strings, with melody B playing contrapuntally in the woodwinds and trumpet.

This section slows to a romantic melody, first played by a full lush string sections, with a repeat slight variation by trumpet and brass chorus, accompanied by strings and woodwinds.

The last part of this section speeds up to a solo in the snare drum playing a PRAYER FOR PEACE in morse code, inspired by the DaVinci Code. This is the Edwards Code which I leave to the interpreter to translate. This 12 measure snare drum solo is repeated three times, first accompanied by a 12 measure tuba solo counter-melody which is then played as a round by most instruments. The last 8 bars is a fading snare drum solo beating out SOS repeatedly followed by a surprise one measure ending.
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