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Pacifica : for full orchestra

by Vincent Plush (1986)

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Pacifica / Vincent Plush

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/PLU 1 [Available for loan]


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Work Details

Year: 1986

Instrumentation: 3 flutes (2nd doubling alto flute, 3rd doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd doubling cor anglais), 3 clarinets (2nd doubling clarinet in E flat, 3rd doubling bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (3rd doubling contra-bassoon), 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, harp, piano, 4 timpani (1 player), percussion (4 players), strings (

Duration: 26 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Voyage I: Before the wind -- Chorale, Veni imperator -- Terremoto -- Danza -- Song of the innocents -- Becalmed, Veni sancte -- Voyage II: Astride the wind.

Dedication note: To my mother

Commission note: Commissioned by Australian Broadcasting Corporation.. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of ABC-FM in Australia

Chorale, Veni imperator based on the Gregorian hymn 'Veni Creator Spiritus'.

Song of the innocents based on the song 'Heminda de la Victoria' by Victor Jara.

Song of the innocents in memory of the baby, Herminda de la Victoria, shot to death by police when they raided a Shanty town outside of Santiago, Chile in 1968.

Danza for the Inca civilization of ancient Peru.

Terremoto in memory of the Mariachi musicians of the Plaza de Garibaldi, Mexico City, 19th September 1985.


Program note: Vincent Plush's "Pacifica"
by Martin Buzacot
Source: Published by Symphony Services

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