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Blue Work


between

for orchestra

Year:  2011   ·  Duration:  8m
Instrumentation:  2232 2200 1perc harp piano strings

Year:  2011
Duration:  8m
Instrumentation  2232 2200 1perc harp piano ...

Alex Taylor
Composer

Composer:   Alex Taylor

Films, Audio & Samples

Alex Taylor: between; audio

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Sample Score

Sample: pages 1-2

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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

you miss swimming in electric lights between your fingers, the sound of running water things you had forgotten, left behind: the chair legs you forgot to felt the ink-black shirt for every occasion. the perfect sentence continues to elude you

between is both a musical exploration of acoustic spaces, and also a conversation between past and present, an interaction between my own compositional practice and that of a musical ancestor, the great New Zealand composer Anthony Watson (1933-1973). The shared musical material, from Watson's Prelude and Allegro (1960) provides the platform on which this conversation takes place, encompassing musical worlds both lyrical and angular, grand and intimate. The poem above is my own.


Commissioned note

This piece was written as part of my residency with the Auckland Youth Orchestra in 2011. It was performed in four concerts in New Zealand and eight concerts in Europe, culminating in the Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin's famous Konzerthaus.


Dedication note

in memoriam Anthony Watson


Performance history

Performed by Auckland Youth Orchestra cond. Antun Poljanich.