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five portraits

for orchestra

Year:  2016   ·  Duration:  5m
Instrumentation:  2**2*2**2*; 4231; timp., 2 perc.; hp; strings | (Perc: xylo., vib, finger cymbals, 2 susp. cymbal, ratchet, bs.dr, whip, tam-tam, sn.dr, tri., crot., glock.)

Year:  2016
Duration:  5m
Instrumentation  2**2*2**2*; 4231; timp., 2 ...

Josiah Carr

Composer:   Josiah Carr

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 3,7,10,15,22

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five portraits is a set of five short scores/mini-concerti for orchestra based on the 'Big Five personality types' determined in psychology. Each 'portrait' focuses on one extreme of a personality types, with one instrumentalist being featured in a solo manner in each movement, with the sound of each solo instrument representative of each attribute.


Contents note

i - neuroticism
ii - agreeableness
iii - conscientiousness
iv - extraversion
v - openness

Performance history

01 Dec 2016: Recorded by the NZSO as part of the 2016 Todd Young Composers' Competition, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand.