Notes and Editorial Reviews
The Continents is a symphonic suite for full orchestra that travels through some of the regions and countries of each continent, capturing the flavours of their folk music.The six continents of the suite are connected by short interludes that aim to create a contrast in mood by using a darker harmonic structure while linking the theme of one continent to the other.
The inspiration for writing The Continents was the composer's desire to create a piece of music that has a universal attribute, so that people from around the world can have some connection with it, through the familiarity of their cultural sound. By blending ethnic and indigenous instruments with a full symphonic orchestra, the composer's intention was to pave the
way for an uplifting, energetic and happy ambiance.
Works on This Recording
The Continents by Mark Saliba
Filmharmonic Orchestra Prague
Period: 21st Century
Date of Recording: 2008
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