Two memorials (for Anton Webern and John Lennon) : full orchestra
by James Ledger (2011)
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Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets in B flat (2nd doubling bass clarinet and harmonica (D)), 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, percussion (3 players), harp, celesta doubling MIDI keyboard and harpsichord, strings.
Duration: 20 min.
Contents note: I. For Anton Webern (shot to death 15.ix.1945) -- II. For John Lennon (shot to death 08.xii.1980).
Winner of : Western Australian State Awards Category: Orchestral Work of the Year, APRA/AMC Art Music Awards, 2012
Awards & Prizes
|2012||Art Music Awards: Performance of the Year||Winner||West Australian Symphony Orchestra|
Resonate article: Featured video April 2012 - James Ledger (WASO) by Australian Music Centre
Resonate article: 2012 Art Music Awards - comments by judging panels by Australian Music Centre
Meet the artist - James Ledger
This interview took place following the World Premiere of Two Memorials on Friday 25 November 2011 at the Perth Concert Hall. The premiere was performed by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and conducted by WASO's Principal Conductor Paul Daniel.
Performances of this work
21 Aug 2019: at Schubert, Liszt & Ledger: Simone Young's Visions of Vienna (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Simone Young, Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
20 Nov 2014: at Brett Dean in Residence (Royal College of Music, London).
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