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Alexander rag : large chamber ensemble

by Elena Kats-Chernin (1998, this version: 2007)

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Performance by Lisa Moore from the CD Purple, black & blues

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Blue rags / Ian Munro, piano.

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Library shelf no. CD 1964 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This piece was written in dedication to my partner Alexander, it was premiered in the recording by Lisa Moore for the CD "Purple Black & Blues" (Tall Poppies), in 1998.

In 2007 I arranged it for an ensemble "Present Music"*) in Milwaukee in USA for their concert in which they premiered another piece of mine, "Village Idiot". They said it would be nice to have an extra piece in the programme, to give my music more exposure in that event. Later I arranged it again for wind quintet and string quintet plus a piano.

The piece is light and a little nostalgic.

*) the instrumentation
for Present Music: is Fl/Ob/Cl in Bb/Hn/Tbn/perc/Pno/Vln1/Vln2/Vla/Vlc/DB
for Sydney Soloists: Fl/Ob/Cl/Bsn/Hrn/Pno/Vln1/Vln2/Vla/Vlc (in other words wind quintet plus piano plus string quartet)
for Sydney Symphony Discovery Series for performance in May/June 09 (not sure about the month) Fl/Ob/Cl/Bsn/Hrn/Tpt/Trmb/Pno/Perc/String Quintet

Work Details

Year: 1998, this version: 2007

Instrumentation: Version for Sydney Omega Ensemble: Flute, oboe, clarinet in B flat, bassoon, horn in F, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass. Version for Sydney Soloists: Flute, oboe, clarinet in B flat, bassoon, horn in F, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello.

Difficulty: Advanced

Two different versions, one arranged for Sydney Omega Ensemble, and the other for Sydney Soloists.

Performances of this work

28 Oct 2011: at Selenite City (Brisbane Powerhouse). Featuring Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Oliver She.

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