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2007
  • for chamber ensemble of twelve players
  • By:
Instrumentation:
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon; horn, trumpet, trombone; violins (2), viola, cello and double bass

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application/pdf,358k Score (358k) Page 1 - 4 and 8 - 10© Chris Adams
audio/mp3,1173k Recording (1173k) 3'52" - 4'39"© Chris Adams, GateSeven
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Programme Note

Postcards from Eden (i) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
10 hours Feb 2003
by Chris Adams

“So God sent them out of the Garden of Eden and made them cultivate the soil from which they had been formed.”

Fake Palms
Blue and Green Fluorescents
Oasis in a concrete jungle.

American Flag hanging limply
Between two concrete towers
Like the defeated Sampson
Set to bring the ceiling down.

Increased Security
More Freedom
Only in America

Armed chairs discourage sleep

“Gateway to America”
- Not a place to stop.

Commissioned:
Written for Gate Seven
Difficulty:
Advanced
Influences:

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Postcards from Eden   Chris Adams 

Performance History

World Premiere for P: Postcards from Eden; Gate Seven c. Rozemond 141107 14 Nov 2007 Performed by GateSeven – Amanda Slater (flute/piccolo), Louise Cox (oboe), Janina Paulo (clarinet), Lucy O’Neill (bassoon), Abbey Edlin (horn), Barrett Hocking (trumpet), Grant Sinclair (trombone), James Jin and Claire Macfarlane (violins), Michael Joel (viola), Janet Holborrow (cello), and Simon Eastwood (double bass), conducted by Justus Rozemond at St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington
Justus Rozemond
02 Dec 2007 Performed by GateSeven – Amanda Slater (flute/piccolo), Louise Cox (oboe), Janina Paulo (clarinet), Lucy O’Neill (bassoon), Abbey Edlin (horn), Dave Kempton (trumpet), Grant Sinclair (trombone), James Jin and Claire Macfarlane (violins), Michael Joel (viola), Janet Holborrow (cello), and Simon Eastwood (double bass), conducted by Justus Rozemond at St Matthew’s Collegiate School, in Masterton
Justus Rozemond

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