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Orpheus and Persephone : chamber ensemble

by Michael Whiticker (1986)

Orpheus and Persephone


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Orpheus and Persephone / Michael Whiticker.

Library shelf no. 785.7812/WHI 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Looking back on this work some 25 years later I remember being excited by Elision's performers Daryl Buckley and Stephen Morey, and my own background as a guitarist encouraging me to write for this duo. Daryl's initial promotion of the ensemble - something like "the performers who wear red shoes', might have also had something to do with it. The style of the work is somehwat in a post minimalist vein but it is probably more like it's sister piece of the time, my Venus Asleep, also written for Elision.

Work Details

Year: 1986

Instrumentation: Guitar, mandolin.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Daryl Buckley

Commission note: Commissioned by New Audience Ensemble.

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