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Willow bend, opus 50

Sheet Music: Score

Willow bend, opus 50 : for orchestra / Andrew Schultz.

by Andrew Schultz (1994)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 flutes (both doubling piccolo), oboe, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani (doubling percussion), 2 percussion, piano, harp, strings.
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  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Ron Spigelman from the CD Dream children


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Willow Bend was originally composed in 1994 for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. It was originally scored for full orchestra but has also been arranged for strings alone for the Steel City Strings in 2004. The piece was recorded as a companion piece to my arrangement of Brahms' lullaby, Wiegenlied, on the ABC Classics disc, Dream Children. The ABC had asked me to compose music suitable for inducing sleep in infants having heard that I had a baby on which to practice my technique (my son Konrad, born February 1994). The piece celebrates - very quietly - the dawn walks Konrad and I would take around the neighbourhood. Konrad was a restless sleeper and early waker and the bumpy motion of the stroller would put him to sleep. The walks often ended in the Botanic Gardens in Wollongong on a bench at a beautiful spot marked with a plaque as 'Willow Bend'.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (18p. -- B4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 3 mins, 50 sec.

Commission info: Commissioned by ABC.

Typeset edition.

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CD: Willow bend / Andrew Schultz.

This work also exists as the following versions:
- String orchestra


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Analysis & Media

- Extract [Audio]: Willow Bend Op.50 (excerpt) by Andrew Schultz
Perf Ulster Orchestra Cond. David Porcelijn. © BBC
BBC Radio 3

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