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Program note: Vincent Plush's "Pacifica"

  • by Martin Buzacot
  • Source: Published by Symphony Services
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Vincent Plush (born 1950)

I a. Voyage 1: Before the Wind
b. Chorale: 'Veni Imperator'
II a. Mexico: Terremoto
b. Peru: Danza
c. Chile: 'Song of the Innocents'
III a. Becalmed: 'Veni Sancte Spiritus'
b. Voyage 2: Astride the Wind

The scene is the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. The year is 1986, and the great composer Gy├Ârgy Ligeti is visiting the city to be presented with the world's richest composition prize, the Grawemeyer Award. As the legendary Hungarian composer steps out of a lift at the gracious old Southern hotel he comes face-to-face with Adelaide-born expatriate Australian composer Vincent Plush.

The two men are introduced and Ligeti instantly recognises the then-36-year-old Plush as the composer of the recent orchestral work Pacifica, commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to commemorate ...


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