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Savannah (from West to East - Suite for Orchestra) Gomersall Help Opus Details
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The East coast of USA is reached at the port of Savannah. After a brief introduction, there is a "Colonial Sailor's Song" recalling the maritime aspects of Savannah's history. We then leave the wharf beside the Savannah river, to reach the tranqullity of Savannah's 200 year old squares, especially Chippewa Square where there is a monument to Ogglethorpe, founder of Savannah and of the colony of Georgia. A jolly tune follows "The planter's song". The next section depicts a cool and windy scene at Tybee Island's Atlantic beach. A military episode then depicts Fort Pulanski, including the breach of its walls by the Yankees during the Civil War. Lastly, a coda concludes this movement.
Category: Suite Orchestra Modern (Serious) Period
Time Signature 4 /4 Key Signature   D Major Play MP3 using player below.

1    Colonial Sailor's Song. This is wriiten in the style of an old sea shanty, with a declamatory line (on woodwinds) alternating with a chorus (on strings).

2    Chippewa Square. The peace and tranquillity of this place is depicted with a calm slow tune on violins, accompanied by rapid but harmonious figure on cellos, and with occasional toots by the flutes.

3    The Planter's Song. The cellos start to play their tuneful riff, possibly kidding listeners that this is the actual theme, but the trumpet then bursts in with a very jolly tune.

4    Cold evening at Tybee Island.This beach is probably packed with swimmers and surfers on a warm sunny day, but in this scene the oboes and the pulsating strings depict a deserted beach on a cold evening.

5    Fort Pulanski. Side drums and a trumpet fanfare introduce this military episode. Later the tempo accelerates leading to a huge tutti crash, as the fort's walls are breached by accurate and deadly cannon fire. Calm then returns to Savannah in the coda of this movement.
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