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for orchestra

Year:  2004   ·  Duration:  9m
Instrumentation:  2222; 4231; timp., 2 perc.; hp., pno/cel; strings | (Percussion: glock., xyl., sus. cym., tri., bongos, tub. bells, vib.)

Year:  2004
Duration:  9m
Instrumentation  2222; 4231; timp., 2 perc.;...

Composer:   Leonie Holmes

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A scene from childhood, remembered as a half peaceful, half eerie dream sequence. Deep in the bush where there were no cicadas singing, the moist smell of soil, a small stream, dark ferns. Occasional streaks of sunlight struck the water. The middle of the ponga fern looked as if it would be a perfect bed to curl up in. I half believed that there were bush-dwelling creatures that did live and sleep there, watching me from the shadows.

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Performance history

04 May 2004: Performed in a rehearsed reading by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich as part of the NZSO-SOUNZ Readings

17 Feb 2006: 2006 NZSO-SOUNZ Readings 1

13 Feb 2007: Pacific Dreaming

29 Jul 2017: Performed by the NZSO (Alexander Shelley, cond.) at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

26 May 2018: Performed by the Orchestra of the New Zealand School of Music (Kenneth Young, cond.) at Wellington Cathedral of Saint Paul

Premiered in 2004 by the Auckland University School of Music Orchestra

Performed by The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Violin solos by Vesa-Matti Leppänen and Donald Armstrong, cello solo by Andrew Joyce. Conducted by Marc Taddei.

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