Shuna is a tone poem inspired by the Scottish island of the same name. We had a holiday many years ago in western Scotland, and viewed Shuna from the mainland. It was one of those quiet, still days; the island bathing peacefully in a tranquil sea. We longed to visit Shuna, and promised ourselves we would do so before the end of our holiday, but the weather turned against us and sadly our promise remains, as yet, unfulfilled.
The style of Shuna is lyrical and unashamedly romantic. It was written for the Cobweb orchestra, who have always performed it with great enthusiasm.
Difficulty level I
E - Easy: Can be used by players who can play an octave on their instrument. Need to be able to read these notes from staff notation and count multiple rest bars.
I - Intermediate: For players who can manage the full standard range of their instrument and have some experience of orchestral or ensemble playing.
A - Advanced: Highly skilled and experienced.
1 Cor Anglais (Solo cued in oboe l)