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Against the dying of the light : for solo flute and chamber orchestra

by Nicholas Vines (2001)

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Against the dying of the light : for solo flute and chamber orchestra / Nicholas Vines.

Library shelf no. Q 784.32832/VIN 1 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: Solo flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, trumpet in B flat, tenor trombone, piano, strings.

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Tertiary student

Dedication note: Dedicated to Peter Platt. In Memoriam Professor Sir Peter Platt

Commission note: Commissioned by Megan Hobbs.

First performance: by Megan Hobbs, Sydney University Symphony Orchestra, Colin Piper — 31 Oct 01. Great Hall, University of Sydney

Against the dying of the light is influenced by Dylan Thomas's Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night and uses source material from Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto.

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Program note: Nicholas Vines' "Against the dying of the light"
by Nicholas Vines

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31 Oct 01: Great Hall, University of Sydney. Featuring Megan Hobbs, Sydney University Symphony Orchestra, Colin Piper.

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