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Modus Vivendi

for chamber sextet

Year:  2012 Instrumentation:  clarinet, alto saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, double bass and piano

Year:  2012
Instrumentation  clarinet, alto saxophone, b...

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton


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Modus Vivendi means ‘a way of living’, signifying agreement between those who opinions differ – this seems an apt description of chamber music itself. A group of distinct voices which have to accommodate each other’s sound and create a greater whole. Within this ensemble I have combined single and double reed voices, woodwind, brass and strings and of course the all-encompassing and unifying piano.

Commissioned note

Commissioned for a chamber ensemble of students at Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland, with funding from the Chin family