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Parvati : clarinet solo

by Helen Gifford (2013)

Parvati [and] Celebrations of the Apsaras


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Work Overview

Helen Gifford's travels to India early in her creative life have had a lasting influence on various aspects of her music. Parvati is Shiva's second consort who tended him in his cave while in grief at the death of his wife, then experiences years of penance in the wilderness before renewal and well-being

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Two versions: Clarinet in B flat ; or Clarinet in B flat, A and E flat (one for each of the three movements).

Duration: 4 min.

Contents note: The cave -- The wilderness -- Renewal.

Written for: Craig Hill

First performance: by Craig Hill — 10 Nov 13. Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall

Performances of this work

14 Nov 2019: at Belonging and Detachment: An Evening of Australian Instrumental Music (Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music - University of Tasmania). Featuring Angus Deeth.

10 Nov 13: Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall. Featuring Craig Hill.

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