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Meditations of Thomas Traherne : orchestra

by Nigel Butterley (1968)

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From the CD From sorrowing earth

From sorrowing earth

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From sorrowing earth / Nigel Butterley.

Library shelf no. CD 251 [Available for loan]

Meditations of Thomas Traherne


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Meditations of Thomas Traherne / Nigel Butterley.

Library shelf no. 784.2/BUT 1 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Year: 1968

Instrumentation: Picclo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, clarinet, clarinet in E flat, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, descant recorders, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), piano, harp, strings.

Duration: 24 min.

Dedication note: "In memory of my father"

Commission note: Commissioned by University of Melbourne.. Commissioned under the terms of the Alfred H. Maggs Composition Award

The work's five sections are based on five sections from the English metaphysical poet's prose masterpiece 'Centuries of Meditations'.


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