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Celtic runes (duos: flute, bassoon)

by David Hush (2012)

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Performance by Virginia Taylor, Kristen Sutcliffe from the CD Celtic runes ; Largo

Celtic runes ; Largo


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Celtic runes ; Largo / David Hush.

Library shelf no. CD 2635 [Not for loan]

Celtic runes


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Celtic runes : for flute and bassoon / David Hush.

Library shelf no. 785.812/HUS 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This piece presents the two instruments in different positions and relationships towards each other. The opening theme is characterized by the flute and bassoon playing in contrary motion. A secondary melody is first heard in the flute part accompanied by the bassoon; the roles of the two instruments are then reversed. A short solo for flute alone leads to a resumption of the main themes.

The premiere of Celtic Runes took place under the aegis of the Australian Academy of Science 28 May 2013. It was part of the first music recital to take place at the Academy, witnessing a symbolic handshake between music and science in Australia. It was presented by Professor Suzanne Cory, AC, President of the Academy.

Celtic Runes carries with it a suggestion of the journey into the unknown, which is, as Professor Cory remarked, one of the most exciting things scientific research has to offer.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: Flute, bassoon.

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

First performance: by Virginia Taylor, Kristen Sutcliffe — 28 May 13. Australian Academy of Science

Performances of this work

28 May 13: Australian Academy of Science. Featuring Virginia Taylor, Kristen Sutcliffe.

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