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Year:  2001   ·  Duration:  14m
Instrumentation:  2122; 2200; timp., snare drum, harp, strings

Year:  2001
Duration:  14m
Instrumentation  2122; 2200; timp., snare dr...

Composer:   Michael Vinten

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Michael Vinten: Sinfonietta...

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It is a "light" piece in four movements, melodic but not without some rhythmic complexity. The initial inspiration was hearing an Argentinean youth orchestra performing a piece based on a South American dance and wanting to capture something of the youthful joie de vivre they exhibited.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Wellington Youth Sinfonietta with funding from Creative Communities through the Wellington City Council.

Difficulty note

Suitable for youth orchestra

Dedication note

Dedicated to Garth

Performance history

12 Jul 2023: Wellington City Orchestra | Concert for Matariki

Performed by the Wellington Youth Sinfonietta in November 2001

Performed by the Wellington Youth Sinfonietta in November 2011

Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with conductor Hamish McKeich in June 2012

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