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Blue Work


Theme and Variations: The Search

for orchestra

Year:  1998   ·  Duration:  15m
Instrumentation:  pic.2222, 4231, timp (3), perc (2): glock., xylophone, triangle, tam tam, bass drum, crash cymbals, suspended cymbals, celesta; strings.

Year:  1998
Duration:  15m
Instrumentation  pic.2222, 4231, timp (3), p...

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

Borrow/Hire:

To borrow or hire parts please email SOUNZ directly at info@sounz.org.nz. Please note that only library members in New Zealand and Australia can borrow or hire parts.

About


Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Dunedin Sinfonia (now Southern Sinfonia) in 1998 for its subscription series and funded by Creative New Zealand


Contents note

Theme - adagio Variation 1 - same tempo - "Travelling alone" Variation 2 - Poco piu mosso - "The restless spirit" Variation 3 - Same tempo - "Doubts" Variation 4 - Andante marcato - "Determination" Variation 5 - Same tempo - "Striving" Variation 6 - Adagio - "Earnscleugh" Variation 7 - Allegro molto - "Fierce optimism" Variation 8 - Same tempo - "The Block" Coda - Largamento - "The Search continues"


Performance history

04 Jul 1998: Performed by the Dunedin Sinfonia (now the Southern Sinfonia) conducted by Andrew Sewell in Dunedin Town Hall

27 Nov 1998: Performed in a rehearsed reading by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marc Taddei as part of the NZSO-SOUNZ Readings