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for orchestra

Year:  2011   ·  Duration:  8m
Instrumentation:  3*3*3*3*; 4331; timp., 3 perc; hp; strings | (Perc: vib., glock., 2 bongos, woodblock, sleighbells, bs.dr, tub. bells, 2 tamb., china cym, brass coil, tam-tam, crot., log drum, brake drum, splash cym)

Year:  2011
Duration:  8m
Instrumentation  3*3*3*3*; 4331; timp., 3 pe...

Composer:   Chris Gendall

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This work's gravitas (characterising quality or attribute) refers to the phenomenon in music where the most prominent or audible elements at any moment in a piece differ from those most important to its construction. (The latter often behave as poles to which the former gravitate.)

Gravitas was composed during the 2010-11 Jack C. Richards/Creative NZ/New Zealand School of Music Composer Residency at the request of Hamish McKeich and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

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