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In Memoriam

for orchestra

Year:  2005   ·  Duration:  9m
Instrumentation:  3*223*; 4331; timp., 3 perc.; strings | (Perc: bongos, cymbal, susp. cymbal, tub. bells, 2 snare drums, woodblock, vib., bass drum)

Year:  2005
Duration:  9m
Instrumentation  3*223*; 4331; timp., 3 perc...

Chris Adams

Composer:   Chris Adams


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The title In Memoriam relates to the many things and people from our individual and shared pasts that shape us and make us the way we are. It is a piece that draws on music from the past, particularly early European music and also the native birdsong and sounds of the New Zealand bush.

Dedication note

first performance dedicated to Peter Zwartz

Contents note

single movement

Performance history

Performed by the Wellington Youth Orchestra with conductor Owen Clarke