The Lake and the Hinterland
for symphonic wind orchestra (2000)
picc. 6fl. 2ob. 9cl. 2bass cl. 2bsn 2as 2ts bs timp+3
duration: 5’
GRT • 067

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program note
Stay close now as winter's
White fuse burns across
The lake and the hinterland

(excerpt from
Late Autumn Lullaby by Ross Baglin)

A hinterland is a district behind a coast, or river's banks with the suggestion of sparse population. The full text to Baglin's poem is one I had already set for voice, and the resonance of that setting continues in this piece. Originally for solo cello and piano, this arrangement for symphonic winds is dedicated to Alastair McKean who asked me to write something for the Alexander Symphonic Wind Band at Border Music Camp, Albury.