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Garden of souls : string orchestra

by Colin Spiers (2011)

Garden of souls


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Garden of souls / Colin Spiers.

Library shelf no. 784.7/SPI 3 [Not for loan]

Garden of souls

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Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: String orchestra (minimum

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — requires excellent intonation, good control of harmonics and part balance

Dedication note: Dedicated to Richard Pollett

Commission note: Commissioned by David Banney for performance by Hunter Strings.

First performance: by Christ Church Camerata, Johannes Fritzsch — 19 Aug 12. Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle NSW

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.

Performances of this work

19 Aug 12: Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle NSW. Featuring Christ Church Camerata, Johannes Fritzsch.

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