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Clouds now and then : full orchestra

by Richard Meale (1969)

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Performance by Richard Mills, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra from the CD Cantilena pacifica

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Cantilena pacifica / Richard Meale ; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Library shelf no. CD 2024 [Available for loan]

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Clouds now and then / Richard Meale

Library shelf no. 784.2/MEA 2 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Clouds Now and Then is a short, delicately scored work which quietly evokes the reflective mood of a haiku by the 17th century poet, Matsua Basho (1644-1694). The poem, as translated by Geoffrey Bownas and Anthony Thwaite in The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse, reads:

Clouds now and then
Givine men relief
From moon-viewing.

Meale has written: 'Moon-viewing is practised by the Japanese for aesthetic and contemplative purposes. It is typical of this race which possesses an acute awareness and love of nature. The poem has many meanings.'

Work Details

Year: 1969

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets (2nd doubling bass clarinet), bassoon, contra-bassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, celesta, piano, strings.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

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Performances of this work

1 Apr 2016: at BBC Symphony Orchestra & Brett Dean (BBC Maida Vale Studios). Featuring BBC Symphony Orchestra, Brett Dean.

15 Oct 2014: at ASO: Memento Mori (Grainger Studio). Featuring Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey.

28 Apr 2010: at University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra plays Meale and Kouvaras (Melbourne Town Hall). Featuring University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey.

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