ORANGE - This movement was so fun to create! We were wanting to do something in Locrian, a mode that is traditionally avoided when composing. Xylophones were positioned vertically so that two students could play them at the same time, one on either side of the instrument. It was cool to see students play the unique question and answer melodies on the same instrument! The children were so innovative in creating their movement, using orange dodge balls as props. Although thoughtfully arranged with the students, this movement embodies chaos
GREEN - What a technically difficult piece this is! The kids did a fantastic job. Adapted from The Sailor’s Wife, an Irish folksong arranged by Doug Edwards, Green demonstrates intricate melodies with flourishing Celtic flavour. Added hand drum parts support a thick texture that embodies the theme of renewal in this fresh, lush movement.
PURPLE - Stately, majestic and royal, the final movement of Prism presents an arrangement of Song for Friday and Procession by Isabel McNeill Carley. Flag and ribbon wand movement help to present the culmination of the all of the colours; Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple. With strength and PRIDE, the Highbury Orff Club concluded their performance of PRISM, inspiring a room full of teary-eyed music teachers.