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Year:  2017   ·  Duration:  10m
Instrumentation:  3*3*3*3*; 4331; timp., 3 perc.; hp; strings ( | (Perc: triangle, steel coil, bell tree, piatti, china cymbal, waterphone, 2 tamtams, whip, tambourine, snare drum, bass drum)

Year:  2017
Duration:  10m
Instrumentation  3*3*3*3*; 4331; timp., 3 pe...

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‘Summer 2016/17: listening to Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610), mostly in the evenings just before I fall asleep.’ On approaching the NZSO NYO 2017 commission I started to envisage a work like the sorting of blurry musical fragments of recollection in my memory and things I was listening to. True to the way many composers admit to conceiving a new work while listening to an old one, I was finding new music amidst a very old, grand creation, viz. Monteverdi’s Vespers.

My new work Vespro can be seen through many analogies, perhaps best being the restoration of an old building, where old stone buttresses mesh with glass and steel. You can excavate shards of the Vespers in the very fabric of the work, and you can also very clearly see it amidst the central structures. And so, the work is an entirely new imagination; an evening prayer; a dream.'

-- Reuben Jelleyman 2017 --

Commissioned note

Gifted to the NZSO National Youth Orchestra 2017

Dedication note

Dedicated to James McMillan