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Piano concerto No. 1 : piano with orchestra

by Ann Carr-Boyd (1991)

Also known as: Concerto for piano and orchestra

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Performance by Sally Mays, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Patrick Thomas from the CD Piano concerto

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Music by Ann Carr-Boyd


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Music by Ann Carr-Boyd

Library shelf no. CD 852 [Available for loan]

Piano concerto No. 1


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Piano concerto No. 1 / Ann Carr-Boyd

Library shelf no. Q 784.262186/CAR 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This concerto for piano and orchestra was composed in 1991 and commissioned by Sally Mays a well known Australian pianist from Melbhourne who has spent most of her life in London. Included in the large orchestra is a bass clarinet (which imitates the sound of the didjeridu) and clapstick which are intended to give a tone conour that emphasises the aboriginal origin of the melodies used in the slow movement and last movement.

Work Details

Year: 1991

Instrumentation: Solo piano, piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contra-bassoon), 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), prepared orchestral piano, strings.

Duration: 22 min.

Contents note: I. Con brio -- II. Lingering, expressive -- III. Con spirito.

Commission note: Commissioned by Sally Mays.


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