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Jack Speirs: Birthday music...Embedded audio
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The whole piece is based on the first four notes of the Prelude, which represents the name Sheila [Sheila Climpson "salami maker, potter, bassoonist and friend" - the works dedicatee]. The prelude also holds the clue to which particular birthday this is!
for Sheila Climpson
07 Mar 2006: Performed by Ben Hoadley (bassoon) as part of the Bay of Islands Arts Festival at The Centre, in Kerikeri
14 Jan 2007: Performed by Ben Hoadley (bassoon) at Trondheim Public Library Auditorium, in Norway
16 Mar 2010: New Zealand Music for Woodwinds