Phoenix, op. 9
Phoenix is among the pieces composed by Romain Corbisier during a composition contest. This one was composed in 28 hours at the Prague Conservatory during the 3rd International Antonin Dvorak Composition Competition, in July 2012.
The reference to the mythic creature, the phoenix, is in the structure of the piece itself: the beginning is the end and the end, the beginning; this gives the impression that the piece can reborn from itself, like the phoenix does from its ashes.
The new version of Phoenix is quite equivalent from the original one: the changes are mainly in the orchestration.
- Title: Phoenix - symphonic poem n°4, op. 9 (original title: Phénix - poème symphonique n°4, op. 9)
- Year of composition: 2012 (first version) - 2018 (new version)
- Duration: 13 minutes
- Instrumentation: 3 Flutes (including Piccolo), 3 Oboes, 3 Clarinets in B (including Bass Clarinet), 3 Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in B, 3 Trombones, 1 Tuba, Timpani, 4 Percussions, Piano/Celeste, Harp, SATB Choir, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
The score of Phoenix, op. 9 is not available. A new edition will be released in 2019.