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Dirge - Canons

for small orchestra

Year:  1992   ·  Duration:  10m
Instrumentation:  3 flutes, 1 oboe, 3 clarinets, bassoon, 1 trumpet, strings. Bassoon part is a later revision, and not included in score.

Year:  1992
Duration:  10m
Instrumentation  3 flutes, 1 oboe, 3 clarine...

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 6,13,21,32

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Composed in March 1992 and dedicated to the memory of Gavin Saunders. The first two movements comprise simple canons at the unison, with interludes, while the third is a chorale. Commissioned by Gary Bowler with funding from Creative New Zealand for the Hastings Youth Orchestra, who gave the first performance later that year.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Hastings Youth Orchestra.

Dedication note

Dedicated to Gavin Saunders.

Contents note

Three pieces

Performance history

06 Dec 1998: Performed by Wellington Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gary Wilby