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Marine - à travers les arbres ('Marine - through the trees') is a collection of orchestral 'tone-pictures' inspired by the spectacular scenery of Moulin Huet Bay in Guernsey and two of Auguste Renoir's impressionist paintings of 1883; 'Baie du Moulin Huet à travers les arbres' and 'Marine à Guernsey'. This piece strives to take a 'quick-sketch' snapshot of Moulin Huet Bay viewed through the lens of Renoir's sketchy seascapes in which wild brush-strokes give a turbulent look to the green-blue waves. The centre of the piece is more abstract, with animated material that homes in on the aspect of the view through the trees. At the very end of the piece, the main body of sound fades revealing the harp; hued with vibraphone, the music returns to the nautical world in which it belongs.
Programme note: © 2002 Andrew March
Marine - à travers les arbres is published by Masterprize & EMI Music Publishing Ltd. Further information and a programme note is available from the dedicated page for "Marine" on the Music Sales (Novello & Co) website.
Marine - à travers les arbres (1997) (LSO/Harding) recorded at Abbey Road studios on EMI Debut CDZ5 72826-2. To purchase this recording try Amazon.com
Marine - à travers les arbres (1997) (BBC Philharmonic/Ellis) recorded by the European Broadcasting Union for BBC Radio 3.
Marine - à travers les arbres (1997) (EUYO/Ashkenazy) BBC Prom 63 1998, available at British Music Information Centre (BMIC)
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The oil paintings of Guernsey in 1883 by Auguste Renoir are featured in a book by
Dr. John House, published by the University of London.
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