Garden of souls : string orchestra
by Colin Spiers (2011)
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Library shelf no. 784.7/SPI 3 [Not for loan]
This work is a memorial piece for the young Australian violinist,
Richard Pollett who was killed in a tragic cycing accident in
Brisbane on September 27, 2011.
It is a highly atmospheric piece that uses stylized birdsong and a quotation of the chorale Es is Genug to create a highly charged emotional statement about loss and acceptance.
Instrumentation: String orchestra (minimum 18.104.22.168.1).
Duration: 9 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — requires excellent intonation, good control of harmonics and part balance
Dedication note: Dedicated to Richard Pollett
The composer notes the following about the work:
Somewhat influenced by the compositional processes of Panufnik, the work features layering and quotation to add contextual depth to this memorial piece.
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