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Musical Party

for accordion orchestra

Year:  2001   ·  Duration:  7m
Instrumentation:  eight-part accordion orchestra; timpani, percussion, drums

Year:  2001
Duration:  7m
Instrumentation  eight-part accordion orches...

Composer:   Gary Daverne

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Sample Score

Sample: pages 1-2

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A Musical Party was commissioned by the New Zealand Accordion Association (NZAA) to commemorate their 30th anniversary in June 2001. The weekend and Musical Party was dedicated to Silvio De Pra, honouring him for his outstanding contribution to the accordion in New Zealand. He has chaired the Accordion Examination Board of NZ Inc. since its inception in 1972 and been chief examiner since 1992. A Musical Party was premiered by a massed accordion orchestra and conducted by the composer, Gary Daverne. A Musical Party was later revised and arranged for solo accordion and symphony orchestra.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the New Zealand Accordion Association (NZAA) for their 30th anniversary in June 2001

Dedication note

Dedicated to Silvio De Pra

Contents note

Single movement

Performance history

03 Jun 2001: Performed by combined festival Accordion Orchestra (80 players); Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland

29 Aug 2009: World Accordion Orchestra III concert