Life is but a dream : for orchestra
by Katy Abbott (2012)
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This short work was commissioned by Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic Orchestra for their 2012 concert series with the support of APRA/AMCOS. The brief was to based the work around a well-known tune that a younger audience could hear and recognise. Row, Row, Row Your Boat is the tune that immediately sprang to mind. Listen for the twist. This works captures the journey of a not so fortunate boat and its passengers as it travels down the river. Although there are no crocodiles (as the popular revision suggests) - still, don't forget to scream!
Instrumentation: Piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, contra-bassoon, 4 horns, trumpet in B flat, trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), strings (suggested 188.8.131.52.2).
Duration: 4 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra
Commission note: Commissioned by Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra.. Commissioned with support of APRA/AMCOS
Based on the well-known Row, Row Row Your Boat.
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