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Beggars and angels : music for orchestra

by Brett Dean (1999)

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Performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Markus Stenz from the CD Carlo ; Beggars and angels ; Ariel's music

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Library shelf no. CD 1884 [Available for loan]

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Beggars and angels : music for orchestra / Brett Dean

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

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Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: 4 flutes (1-3 doubling piccolo, 4th doubling alto flute), 3 oboes (3rd doubling cor anglais), 4 clarinets (2nd doubling E flat clarinet, 3rd and 4th doubling bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (3rd doubling contra-bassoon), 6 horns, 4 trumpets, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (4 players), harp, piano (doubling celesta), strings (16.14.12.10.8).

Duration: 26 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Dedication note: for Heather

Commission note: Commissioned by Symphony Australia for performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Markus Stenz.

First performance: by Markus Stenz, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra — 4 Nov 99. Melbourne, Australia.

Winner of Australian Music Centre Award for Best Composition by an Australian Composer, 2000.

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2000 Classical Music Awards - Best Composition by an Australian Composer Winner Brett Dean

Analysis

Article: Dawn of a new world symphony
by Gordon Kerry — © News Limited
Source: Source: The Australian, 24 March 2009, pp.13

Article: Concerto makes vivid addition to viola repertoire
by William Dart
Source: Source: The New Zealand Herald, 18 April 2007

Article: Interrogating the Orchestra
Craig Smith — © Santa Fe New Mexican
Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican, 14 August 2009

Performances of this work

7 May 2011: at MSO: Beggars and Angels (The Malthouse). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Brett Dean.

4 Nov 99: Melbourne, Australia.. Featuring Markus Stenz, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

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