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Clepsydra (Water clock) : for flute, bass flute, harp, piano, acoustic bass guitar, violin and violoncello

by Marian Budos (2013)

Work Overview

This short piece was written for the Centenary of Canberra celebrations. The theme for this concert was water and hence the title Clepsydra or Water clock. I was inspired by some of the images of waterclocks from ancient times to modern designs.

Just like a waterclock, this piece doesn't stop running. The piano is musically the engine that powers the clock. Although very short, this piece is very intense due to the non-stop playing of most of the instruments.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Flute, bass flute, harp, piano, semi-acoustic bass guitar, violin, cello.

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — rhythmically slightly challenging - change of time signatures

Written for: Pearls Before Swine Experience, Griffyn Ensemble

Commission note: Commissioned for the Centenary of Canberra celebrations - Water

First performance: by Griffyn Ensemble at Elements of Canberra - Water (Belconnen Arts Centre) on 5 Apr 2013

Performances of this work

5 Apr 2013: at Elements of Canberra - Water (Belconnen Arts Centre). Featuring Griffyn Ensemble.

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