• 2.2.1+bcl.2/2200/1perc
  • 1 min

Programme Note

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.

- Outi Tarkiainen

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