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About the work:
I. Prelude - Lamentations
III. Aboard the Amundsen
V. O Glorious Arcticus - Postlude
Arctic Symphony is dedicated to David and Doug Barber.
The composer writes: 'In the summer of 2008, I had the opportunity to visit the Arctic region as part of an “Artist on Board” program through the Circumpolar Flaw Lead Systems Study organization (CFL). I was taken on board a state-of-the-art research vessel, The CCGS Amundsen, where I was introduced to the studies being conducted by many of the world’s leading climate change scientists. I was also taken to many indigenous communities to learn about their culture and how the current state of the environment has impacted their way of life. The goal was to provide me with first-hand experience of the Northern region while gaining a better understanding of climate change (from both the scientific and the cultural perspective) so it may inspire the composing of a large-scale symphonic work.'