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Golden Callistemon : for flute and prepared pianoforte

by Nicholas Vines (2009)

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Performance by Jessi Rosinski, Yukiko Takagi from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 81

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 81

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 81 / Works by Nicholas Vines.

Library shelf no. CD 2842 [Available for loan]

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Golden callistemon : for flute and prepared pianoforte / Nicholas Vines.

Library shelf no. 788.32/VIN 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Golden Callistemon is effectively the musico-biography of a flower. The callistemon is a shrub native to Australia whose blossoms - more stamen then petal - present themselves in dense, regular patterns along a lengthy spike, much in the manner of a bottle-shaped brush. Often a vivid red, these flowers also come in pink, green, white, orange, and most strikingly of all, a golden yellow. The trials and tribulations of one such bottlebrush flower- burrowing beasts, frenzied pruning, searing drought, pecking birds, and finally torrential rain- act as the work's formal stem.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Flute, prepared piano.

Duration: 13 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional, new-music specialist

Commission note: Commissioned by Duo Young Music.. Commissioned as part of Project 'Metamorphoses'.

First performance: by Duo Young Music — 19 Mar 10. European Flute Festival, Munich, Germany

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Performances of this work

24 Jun 11: Brown Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston MA USA. Featuring Jessi Rosinski, Yukiko Takagi.

19 Mar 10: European Flute Festival, Munich, Germany. Featuring Duo Young Music.

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