Title: Élan: Sesquie for Canada's 150th Year Completed: 2016 Duration: 2 mins Instrumentation: 2222/4221/timp+2/str Credits: Commissioned for the 150th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. For the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. Premiere: May 13, 2017 Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Saskatoon / September 19, 2017 Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Purchase/Rent: This work is exclusive to the TSO and SSO until further notice.
Élan is a short energetic fanfare composed in a post-minimalist style. The term Élan means “with a vigorous spirit or enthusiasm” and originates from the French terminology to rush and to launch. Keeping in character the work essentially launches us into a fast rush to the finish line. One in a series of fanfares commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, with financial assistance from the Government of Canada.