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Three distractions : a three movement work for guitar orchestra / by Richard Charlton.
by Richard Charlton (2001)
Three Distractions was commissioned by Christopher Keane for the Cranbrook Guitar Ensemble in late 2001. The title grew out of my circumstances at the time, as I was composing a major work for the 2002 Darwin International Guitar Festival - my duo guitar & guitar orchestra concerto -"Rhapsody". I set aside that work to write these pieces! In a way it was a nice distraction, as they were great fun to compose.
The individual movements are entitled, Déjà vu, a piece with a melody slightly similar to an earlier work, Livewire; Daydreams, with a calm, warm, afternoon feel and Dangerous Curves, a quirky bi-tonal blues that gives you a sense of being "in a car, out-of-control, down a windy mountain road!"
Published by: Fretful Music [fmgo 10] — 1 score (73p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Medium — School student.
Duration: 9 min.
1. Déjà vu! -- 2. Daydreams -- 3. Dangerous curves!.
Edited by Christopher Keane.
Includes programme and performance notes, an introduction to the instruments used in a guitar orchestra and full performance parts.
First performed by the Cranbrook Guitar Orchestra at concerts at Sydney Grammar School and the Western Australian Guitar Festival during 2002.
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