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for string orchestra

Year:  1954   ·  Duration:  7m
Instrumentation:  4,4,2,2,2

Year:  1954
Duration:  7m
Instrumentation  4,4,2,2,2

Composer:   David Farquhar

Films, Audio & Samples

David Farquhar: Epithalamio...

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Introduction to David Farqu...

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Sample Score

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An epithalamion is a poem in honour of the bride, dating back to Roman times. Farquhar’s Epithalamion Overture is dedicated to his wife, Raydia, a fine visual artist and poet. This is one of Farquhar’s earlier works and the influence of composers such as Britten and Bartók can be heard, particularly in his use of bitonal harmony. Farquhar would have heard many performances of these composers’ works during his studies in England.

Dedication note

for Raydia

Performance history

07 May 1966: Performed by the Alex Lindsay String Orchestra, conducted by David Farquhar

Performed by the Schola Players, conducted by Ashley Heenan

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