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Here at this quiet limit of the world

for orchestra

Year:  2004   ·  Duration:  10m
Instrumentation:  3*23*2; 4331; timp., 3 perc.; celesta, piano; strings | (Perc: terraced gong, dome gongs, 4 toms, marimba, susp. cymbal, bass drum)

Year:  2004
Duration:  10m
Instrumentation  3*23*2; 4331; timp., 3 perc...

Composer:   Claire Cowan

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This colourful work explores various fantasy landscapes, employing the use of free time-based sections, where each player can play at their own pace. The piece comprises a series of organically assembled sound climaxes, mixed with sprightly rhythmic sections and playful melody.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Auckland Youth Orchestra

Dedication note

to the Auckland Youth Orchestra

Performance history

02 Oct 2004: Performed by Auckland Youth Choir cond. Antun Poljanich; Civic Theatre, Rotorua

06 Nov 2006: Performed in a rehearsed reading by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich as part of the NZSO-SOUNZ Readings

02 Jun 2009: Contemporary Visions 22

Premier performance by the Auckland Youth Orchestra, conducted by Antun Poljanich, Rotorua, October 2004

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