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Altjiranga mitjina : for string orchestra

by Chris Williams (2009)

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Performance by Sydney Camerata, Sadaharu Muramatsu from the CD Selected works by AMC Represented artists

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Altjiranga mitjina : for string orchestra / Chris Williams.

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Work Overview

Altjiranga mitjina (2009) is an Aranda expression which means approximately "the timeless dimension of dreams". After a slow introduction, the main part of the composition is based upon the "looping" of a single set of pitches, which the composer sees as "an approximation of expressive timelessness, [resulting in] in a kind of meditation". In classical terms, one might call Altjiranga mitjina a sort of passacaglia, although, in contrast to traditional procedure, the composer varies the tempo and pitch of the theme, as well as allowing it to overlap with itself. Faster, more rhythmic sections and a brief violin cadenza are among the means by which the composer expands the work's emotional range, without every losing sight of his overall aims in this beautifully crafted and expressive composition.

— David Angell

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: String orchestra.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Medium — The work could be performed by accomplished non-professional, and secondary ensembles although it is rhythmically demanding in this context

Dedication note: Dedicated to Sydney Camerata

Written for: Sydney Camerata

First performance: by Sydney Camerata, Sadaharu Muramatsu — 28 Aug 09. Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Recital Hall West

Performances of this work

31 May 2014: at Ruthless Jabiru: The Past (King's College Chapel (London)). Featuring Ruthless Jabiru.

1 Aug 10: St.Stephen's Church, Newtown, Sydney. Featuring Bourbaki Ensemble, David Angell.

25 Jul 10: Macquarie Theatre, Macquarie University, Sydney. Featuring Bourbaki Ensemble, David Angell.

28 Aug 09: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Recital Hall West. Featuring Sydney Camerata, Sadaharu Muramatsu.

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