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for violin trio

Year:  2019   ·  Duration:  6m

Year:  2019
Duration:  6m

Composer:   Leonie Holmes

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Leonie Holmes: Murmuration ...

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This short work for three violins takes as its inspiration the mesmerising sight of a flock of migrating starlings in flight.

A murmuration consists of thousands of birds, creating ever-changing patterns as the birds swoop, soar and change direction in a mass of connected movement.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Nelson Music Festival with assistance from Creative New Zealand

Dedication note

Dedicated to the premiere performers Helene Pohl, Nikki Chooi and Alexander Pavlovsky

Contents note

One movement

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