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Bell, Allan Gordon
Spirit TrailComposer: Bell, Allan Gordon
Performance date: April 14, 1994

Date composed: 1994

In Spirit Trail, the composer has attempted to capture the very “sound” of the Canadian prairies. To this end he has incorporated a number of unusual effects including whistling, aleatoric passages (musicians play at will), scraping of the bow across the strings, and prominent growls from the contrabassoon.

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