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River views : for tenor trombone and string orchestra

by Don Kay (1995)

River views


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River views : for tenor trombone and string orchestra / Don Kay.

Library shelf no. 784.72893/KAY 1 [Available for loan]

River views

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Work Overview

I am constantly fascinated by the ever-changing colours and surface textures of the Derwent River viewed from my Taroona home. The invitation to compose a work for Conservatorium resources provided the opportunity to explore some related ideas. The work is scored for tenor trombone and string orchestra. The following images acted as the starting point for each of the five movements:
A patch of gleaming, silver sunlight on the leaden
surface of the river in winter.
The brilliant sparkling effect of bright sunlight.
The light of the full moon suffusing the river on
a very still night.
Incessant turbulance as far as the eye can see.
Very smooth, silk-like, pale blue surface in summer.

Work Details

Year: 1995

Instrumentation: Tenor trombone, string orchestra.

Duration: 18 min.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, Simone De Haan


Performances of this work

6 Sep 2015: at A Celebration of Spring (Farrell Centre, Friends' School). Featuring David Scaife, Derwent Symphony Orchestra, Simon Reade.

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