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Memoria : for orchestra

by Chris Pickering (2023)



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Memoria : for orchestra / Chris Pickering.

Library shelf no. 784.2/PIC 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Memoria, a piece for orchestra, is based on trains or threads of thought or memory - sometimes interrupted, or sometimes persistent or fighting to be heard amongst other mental noise. The inspiration for the piece came from my mother's struggle with Alzheimer's disease, an illness that affects the way memory is experienced and translated. It's dedicated to her memory.

Work Details

Year: 2023

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (suspended cymbal, bass drum, snare drum, xylophone, vibraphone, cymbals), harp, strings.

Dedication note: Dedicated to the memory of Delys Pickering.

Commission note: Commissioned by Percy Grainger Youth Orchestra.

First performance: by Percy Grainger Youth Orchestra — 5 Nov 23.

Performances of this work

5 Nov 23: featuring Percy Grainger Youth Orchestra.

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