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Work

The flower-girls : for oboe solo

by Christopher Sainsbury (1994)

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Audio Sample

Performance by Rachel Tolmie from the CD Bushfire

Bushfire

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Bushfire / Rachel Tolmie, Concertante Ensemble.

Library shelf no. CD 2175 [Available for loan]

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Score

The flower-girls : for oboe solo / Christopher Sainsbury.

Library shelf no. 788.52/SAI 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The work is in three movements. Don't Touch My Hair ( a 'narky' piece about the flower-girls having their hair done for the wedding to come), The Procession (the hair thing resolved, the flower-girls enjoy the walk down the aisle), and The Leaning Gravestone Is 'Bar' (after the wedding the flower-girls chase one another in the graveyard). The first movement is rhythmic, angular and chromatic. The second movement is tonal, being tasty broken chords in sequence forming a melody. The third movement is series of running lyrical arcs that come to a halt ocassionally in unexpected places.

Work Details

Year: 1994

Instrumentation: Oboe (or flute).

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Suits higher AMEB grades.

Contents note: I. Don't touch my hair -- II. The processional -- III. The leaning gravestone is 'bar'

Dedication note: "To Louana and Shelley"

First performance: by Anna Parker — 1994. Kincumber Mountain Mud Hut, Green Coast Festival, Central Coast

The composer has noted the following styles, genres, influences, etc on this work:
Hindemith (first movement), Brumby (second movement).

Revised 2016

Performances of this work

2010: Central Coast Conservatorium Staff Concert, Robert Know Hall, Central Coast Conservatorium.. Featuring Rachel Tolmie.

1994: Kincumber Mountain Mud Hut, Green Coast Festival, Central Coast. Featuring Anna Parker.

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