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Anticipation : for string quintet

by Nadia Burgess (2011)

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Performance by Sydney Symphony Fellows from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 32.

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Compositions 2011/2012


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Compositions 2011/2012 / Nadia Burgess.

Library shelf no. CD 2468 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This work is dedicated to Matthew Hindson. The title refers to the feeling of anticipation which one experiences before a long awaited event, meeting, reunion, publication, or such. In this case, the end result is a positive one.

The influence of "Penny Lane" by the Beatles, and "Killer Queen" by Queen, is evident. Inspiration was also drawn from musical theatre composers, Jason Robert Brown and Jason Howland, as well as from pop art. A fusion of Western art music and popular music is created as popular elements are forged into classical form, the result being performed by orchestral musicians, emulating the roles of synthesizers, electric guitars and drums.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Matthew Hindson

Written for: Sydney Symphony Fellows

Commission note: Written for the SSO Fellows as part of a joint project between the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the SSO and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

First performance: by Sydney Symphony Fellows at Sydney Symphony Fellowship Recital (Cleland Bond) on 16 Oct 2011


Performances of this work

16 Oct 2011: at Sydney Symphony Fellowship Recital (Cleland Bond). Featuring Sydney Symphony Fellows.

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