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Caspar; an imminent arrival

for orchestra

Year:  2007   ·  Duration:  5m
Instrumentation:  3*3*3*3*; 4331; timp, 2perc, hp; str | (Perc: 5 temple blocks, 5 tom-toms, sn.dr, bongos, t.dr, susp. cym, tub. bells)

Year:  2007
Duration:  5m
Instrumentation  3*3*3*3*; 4331; timp, 2perc...

Chris Adams

Composer:   Chris Adams

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1-6.

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I wrote Caspar just before the birth of my first son, Caspar. It is not programmatic, but encompasses the myriad of emotions that I was experiencing at this time, excitement, nervousness and anticipation.

I also created it is a gift for Caspar, one that he might appreciate when he is a little older.


Performance history

Performed at the Auckland Philharmonia Graduate Composers' Reading Workshop 2007