Ingrid Stoelzel

Into the Blue (2003)

Instrumentation3(3=picc)-2-2-2, 4-3-3-1, timp, 2 perc. (xylophone, bassdrum, cymbals, triangle), hrp, pno, strings
Length9 minutes
Difficultymedium difficulity, Youth Symphony senior level, semi-professional community orchestra
Commentsconcert opener, celebratory, rhythmic. Great for graduations.

Program Notes:The phrase "Into the Blue" invokes thoughts of a journey into the unknown, an openness toward new possibilities, all accompanied by a playful, adventurous spirit and a big dose of spontaneity. I imagine a journey from one place to another without a direct route pre-mapped between start and finish. These descriptions of "Into the Blue" hold true for the composition as well. The piece is propelled by the events set in motion in the beginning and ideas are bounced playfully through the orchestra. The unexpected is embraced, spontaneous detours are celebrated and we journey together with the music into the distance, allowing events to unfold naturally and fully.
Sourcesscores and parts from composer at:
or snail mail: 960 West 42nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Historycommissioned by the Youth Symphony of Kansas City; premiered April 27, 2003, Glenn Block, conductor
concert review:
ContributorMary Corneil, Executive Director, Youth Symphony of Kansas City.

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