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The Caves of Ellora

for piano and brass ensemble

Year:  1979 Instrumentation:  3 trumpets, 3 horns, 3 trombones, tuba, piano

Year:  1979
Instrumentation  3 trumpets, 3 horns, 3 trom...

Jack Body

Composer:   Jack Body

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The Caves of Ellora was inspired by caves near Aurangabad in India, where 34 temples were chiselled out of a rock face between 300 and 800 AD. The contrast between the beauty and harmony of the temples and the hard graceless rock captured the imagination of the composer.

Commissioned note

Commissioned for Radio New Zealand for International Music Day 1979

Performance history

31 May 1981: Performed by the NZSO brass section, with Margaret Nielsen (piano).