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For Timothy

prelude, two pieces and postlude for guitar

Year:  1977   ·  Duration:  6m

Year:  1977
Duration:  6m

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Gillian Whitehead: For Timo...

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Written in 1979 to celebrate the bar mitzvah of Timothy Fox, For Timothy is in four short movements. The middle two movements are based on two folksongs: Binnorie, O Binnorie, a Scottish songs dating from the 1650's telling the story of fatal jealousy between two sisters and Buy Broom Buzems a ballad from Northumbria supposedly written by Willian "Blind Willie" Purvis, but also with connections to Robert Burns. The two folksongs are preceded by a Prelude, which is repeated as a Postlude.

Performance history

For Timothy by Gillian Whitehead Performed by Matthew Marshall (guitar) at the Theatrette, Massey University, Wellington (17th November 2011)

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