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for string quartet

Year:  1995   ·  Duration:  10m

Year:  1995
Duration:  10m

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

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Anthony Ritchie: Whakatipua...

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Whakatipua for string quartet was commissioned by Morgan Jones as a surprise present for his wife, Pat, who was turning 60. The piece was first played at their wonderful home near Queenstown, on the occasion of Pat's birthday. It was written for a quartet then resident at the University of Otago Music department. The piece is in a single movement. Slower sections at the beginning and end surround a main quick section. The piece evokes the mountain landscape around Queenstown, and also Morgan and Pat's place, which is called 'Whakatipua'. There are elements of folk music in the piece which is characterised by open-sounding sonorities. It is reasonably challenging for the players without being too demanding.

Commissioned note

Comissioned by Morgan Jones for his wife Pat's 60th birthday.

Contents note

One movement

Performance history

11 Apr 2008: Performed by members of Orchestre 2021 at the New Zealand Embassy, Paris, France for the AGM of the France-NZ Association

17 Apr 2008: Orchestre 2021 Concert

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