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Concerto rhapsody : concerto for two guitars & chamber orchestra

by Richard Charlton (2012)

Concerto rhapsody


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Concerto rhapsody : for two guitars & chamber orchestra / Richard Charlton.

Library shelf no. Q 784.3258712/CHA 1 [Available for loan]

Concerto rhapsody

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Work Overview

The work evolved as a sort of neo-classical "concerto grosso" particularly in its outer movements with their 'concertino' and 'ripieno' exchanges. The thematic material though, is of a much more romantic and rhapsodic nature with the last movement given to the exploration of a particular syncopated rhythm. The slow movement is nocturne featuring some "night" sounds of the Australian bush; frogs, cicadas and crickets. A melancholy 'night' song takes us from dark 'stillness' to rapture and light.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: 2 solo guitars, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, strings.

Duration: 17 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by ZOO Duo.

First performance: by Het Almeers Orkest, John Leenders — 13 Apr 13. Arte College, Almere, the Netherlands

Originally composed for two guitars and guitar orchestra (2002).


Performances of this work

13 Apr 13: Arte College, Almere, the Netherlands. Featuring Het Almeers Orkest, John Leenders.

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