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Work

2007
Duration:
10' 00"
Instrumentation:
piccolo/flute/alto flute, E flat clarinet, bass clarinet, bass trombone, cello, double bass

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application/pdf,63k Score (63k) Pages 1-4, 47-50© Ross Harris

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Programme Note

The Sleep of Reason takes its name from a print by Goya. While the resonances of the full quotation from Goya “The sleep of reason brings forth monsters” might be seen to have wide ranging political and religious implications today, one could just ask the question – is this a piece of music conceived and articulated without reason? and if so – is it a monster?

Commissioned:
Commissioned by 175 East with funding from Creative New Zealand
Difficulty:
Advanced
Funders:

Performance History

World Premiere for P: The Sleep of Reason....; 175 East 040507 04 May 2007 Performed by 175 East at St Andrew’s on The Terrace in Wellington
175 East
06 May 2007 Performed by 175 East in Auckland
175 East
14 May 2011 Performed by 175 East in Auckland
175 East
20 May 2011 Performed by 175 East in Wellington
175 East    175 East    Hamish McKeich

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