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Trouble in the ribcage : guitar ensemble

by Tim Hansen (2006)

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Library shelf no. CD 2332 [Not for loan]

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Trouble in the ribcage / Tim Hansen.

Library shelf no. 785.78719/HAN 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Trouble in the Ribcage is a fun piece written specifically for younger performers. Darkly mysterious at the beginning, it quickly transforms into a toe-tappingly thrilling roller-coaster, full of lush harmonies and bouncy rhythms, climaxing with a surprising twist. The orchestra was so taken with the piece that they created their own choreography to accompany it, which can be seen here.

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: Guitar orchestra: Guitars I, II, III, IV plus bass guitar section.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Medium — A few time signatures that might be tricky for younger players, but this piece was composed and has been performed many times by a Youth Orchestra.

Written for: Guitarstrophe!

Commission note: Commissioned by Guitarstrophe!.

First performance: by Guitarstrophe!, John Casey — Darwin International Guitar Festival


Trouble in the ribcage


Performances of this work

15 Jul 09: Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. Featuring Guitarstrophe!, John Casey.

10 Jul 09: Hamilton, New Zealand. Featuring Guitarstrophe!, John Casey.

7 Jul 09: Michael Park School, Auckland, New Zealand. Featuring John Casey, Guitarstrophe!.

26 Sep 08: Churchlands SHS Music Auditorium, Perth. Featuring John Casey, Guitarstrophe!.

25 Sep 07: Churchlands SHS Music Auditorium, Perth. Featuring Guitarstrophe!, John Casey.

29 Jul 07: Saint Michael's Church, Bath, England. Featuring Guitarstrophe!, John Casey.

27 Jul 07: Saint Mary the Virgin Church, Dorchester, England. Featuring Guitarstrophe!, John Casey.

21 Jul 07: Stripe Theatre, Winchester University, England. Featuring John Casey, Guitarstrophe!.

18 Jul 07: Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax, England. Featuring Guitarstrophe!, John Casey.

Unknown date: Darwin International Guitar Festival. Featuring John Casey, Guitarstrophe!.

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