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for alto flute and three violas

Year:  1992   ·  Duration:  9m

Year:  1992
Duration:  9m

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Ross Carey: Sakura - AUDIO

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Written while I was studying in Osaka on a Japanese Government scholarship before undertaking my main period of study in Hiroshima; an ode to the sakura (cherry-blossom) so beloved by the people of Japan. The triadic harmonies played by the three violas are interspersed with solo passages on alto flute; their forces later unite in a chorale (choreographed by a Noh dancer?) before a brief coda closes the work.

First performed at Victoria University of Wellington and again in the Auckland Philharmonia Ensemble Philharmonia concerts in June and July 1994.

Contents note

I. Lento. Dolce e expressivo
II. Chorale. Grave.

Performance history

Performed by the Ensemble Philharmonia