Edward Fairlie's Storm And Urge is a significant work for Wind Band and portrays a journey of emotional turbulence. The title comes from the German “Sturm und Drang,” a literary and musical movement of the late 1700s which focused on extremes of emotion. Opening with a simple and reflective theme, we are then taken through a range of emotional settings from uncertainty to resistance, and then calm resolve and self-knowledge. With a variety of textures and vivid imagery, this is a masterful work for the contemporary ensemble.
Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet I, Bb clarinet II, Bb clarinet III, Bass clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet, Bassoon, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone I, Alto Saxophone II, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet I, Trumpet II.