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Gemini suite : for small orchestra

by Miloslav Penicka (1993)

Gemini suite


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Gemini suite / Miloslav Penicka.

Library shelf no. 784.2185/PEN 1 [Available for loan]

Gemini suite

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Work Overview

In 1992 our twins, Sarah and Martin, celebrated their 13th birthday and one of their presents was this suite. As both were members of the then Public Schools Concert Orchestra, this instrumentation was chosen. It follows closely their imaginary and real adventures.

Work Details

Year: 1993

Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, timpani, percussion, strings.

Duration: 17 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Suitable for amateur or youth orchestra.

Contents note: 1. Introitus fonkus -- 2. Requiem for a rabbit -- 3. Up in the fluffy clouds -- 4. The swamp of curious frogs -- 5. Lullaby for nice mice -- 6. Polka for a mad labradog.

Dedication note: For Sarah and Martin on their 13th birthday

First performance: by Sydney Sinfonia Orchestra, Richard Gill — 4 Dec 02. Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney


Performances of this work

4 Dec 02: Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney. Featuring Sydney Sinfonia Orchestra, Richard Gill.

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