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2014
Instrumentation:
2(picc)2(corA)2(bass)2(contra), 4321, timp, 2 perc, hp, strings (14.12.10.8.6)

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application/pdf,181k Score (181k) pages 1 - 8© Celeste Oram

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Programme Note

This piece is a bug the size of a symphony orchestra. Tiny sounds and instrumental colours deemed ‘too small’ for orchestral writing are amplified through the scale of orchestral forces. The orchestra is metamorphosed into a spidery sound-box of seemingly abject noises—scratches, creaks, groans, scuttles, shivers, and shrieks—that scurry back and forth between terrifying and the kitsch.

Difficulty:
Advanced

Performance History

World Premiere for P: macropsia; NZSO 261113 26 Nov 2013 Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Hamish McKeich at the Michael Fowler Centre, for the 2013 Todd Corporation Young Composer Readings, in Wellington
21 May 2014 Performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and conducted by Kenneth Young at the Auckland Town Hall, in Auckland

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