Sheet Music: Score
Velasquez in a Room of Fire : for wind quintet / Victoria Pham.
by Victoria Pham (2017)
I have always admired the paintings of the 17th century, particularly that of Velasquez. Although it seems quite presumptious to be composing a work that pays homage to the magnitude of his repertoire, I am, instead, referencing an occurrence to one of his most well-known paintings, Les Meninas. In 1734, a fire ravaged the Alcazar castle where Les Meninas hung. The painting, renowned for its enigmatic composition and complex audience-figure interaction, was saved. My quirky work is a reaction to this short, almost anecdotal tale of a Valesquez in a room of Fire.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (8p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Medium — AMEB Level 6
Duration: 5 mins, 20 sec.
First performance 18 Nov 18. Brett Whitely Studio, NSW
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