Suite in Orange : trio for flute, viola and double bass
by Ann Carr-Boyd (1994)
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Score & Part
Library shelf no. 785.4413/CAR 1 [Not for loan]
This work was commissioned for performance in the city of Orange
in western New South Wales, Australia and premiered there in
The presence of the double bass in the trio provided an opportunity to showcase both the classical and jazz elements associated with this instrument - the jazz element being strongest in the first two movements. As indicated by the con rubato marking, the mood and performance of the whole piece should reflect the elements of freedom and improvisation found in jazz.
The temptation to write a movement in blues style for the city of Orange was overwhelming, and this is simply how the second movement came about.
The third movement is related to the feeling of space which is so much part of the inland areas of Australia - and it is in Orange that the searing heat or chilling freeze of the west winds can be felt. Something that for me is essentially Australian.
Instrumentation: Flute, viola, double bass.
Duration: 14 min.
Contents note: I. Way out West -- II. Blues in Orange -- III. West wind pastorale.
Commission note: Commissioned for performance in the city of Orange in western NSW
- In the form/style of: Suites
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