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Two memorials (for Anton Webern and John Lennon) : full orchestra

by James Ledger (2011)

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Performance by West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Paul Daniel from the CD Orchestral pieces

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Orchestral pieces / James Ledger.

Library shelf no. CD 2350 [Available for loan]

Two memorials (for Anton Webern and John Lennon)

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Two memorials (for Anton Webern and John Lennon) / James Ledger.

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/LED 6 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets in B flat (2nd doubling bass clarinet and harmonica (D)), 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, percussion (3 players), harp, celesta doubling MIDI keyboard and harpsichord, strings.

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. For Anton Webern (shot to death 15.ix.1945) -- II. For John Lennon (shot to death 08.xii.1980).

Commission note: Commissioned by West Australian Symphony Orchestra for performance by West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Paul Daniel.

First performance: by West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Paul Daniel at Mozart & Ledger (Perth Concert Hall) on 25 Nov 2011

Winner of : Western Australian State Awards Category: Orchestral Work of the Year, APRA/AMC Art Music Awards, 2012

Analysis

Resonate article: 2012 Art Music Awards - comments by judging panels by Australian Music Centre

Resonate article: Featured video April 2012 - James Ledger (WASO) by Australian Music Centre

Videos

Meet the artist - James Ledger

This interview took place following the World Premiere of Two Memorials on Friday 25 November 2011 at the Perth Concert Hall. The premiere was performed by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and conducted by WASO's Principal Conductor Paul Daniel.

 

Performances of this work

16 Apr 2014: at A Pastoral Symphony (Grainger Studio). Featuring Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Jessica Cottis.

15 Aug 2012: at Horizons (Astor Theatre). Featuring West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Paul Daniel.

26 Nov 2011: at Mozart & Ledger (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Paul Daniel.

25 Nov 2011: at Mozart & Ledger (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Paul Daniel.

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