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Elegy : for chamber ensemble

by Carl Vine (1985)

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Performance by Flederman from the CD Chamber music, volume one

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Library shelf no. CD 127 [Available for loan]

Elegy for Peter Harthoorn

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Elegy for Peter Harthoorn : for chamber ensemble / Carl Vine.

Library shelf no. 785.3216/VIN 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Elegy was written for and is dedicated to Peter Harthoorn, a friend who died without warning in early 1985. The work is cast in a single movement with the following four sections : (i) reaction, (ii) reflection, (iii) rhythmic explosion, (iv) elegy proper.

The "reaction" is my own response to the news of Peter's death. The "reflection" is in part a resumé of Peter's character and life, leading to the cathartic "explosion" of both death and its acceptance.

Work Details

Year: 1985

Instrumentation: Flute (doubling piccolo), cello, trombone, piano (4 hands, 1st player doubling organ (DX7)), percussion.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Peter Harthoorn

Written for: Flederman

Commission note: Commissioned by Flederman with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance: by Flederman — 11 Jul 85. North Melbourne Town Hall

Performances of this work

11 Jul 85: North Melbourne Town Hall. Featuring Flederman.

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