Outi Tarkiainen's Joye for Sinfonietta (2017).
Programme Note by the composer:
Joye is a miniature or an orchestral fanfare, essentially bright
throughout and aphoristically pithy. The title alludes to the
ancient French word meaning "bliss" and "Fortune", and my
intention was to load the piece with all the elation and
recklessness that flash through a person in a moment of intense
happiness. The sombre, sturdy chord pillars at the beginning
surge into a landscape in which first the clarinets, then the oboes
and finally the trumpets lead the music to mighty ferment and a
clarity that suffuses all.
The work was commissioned by the Pori Sinfonietta, Finland.
- Premiere by Pori Sinfonietta and Janne Nisonen (cond.) on
- December 6, 2017, Promenade Hall, Pori, Finland.