Orpheus and Persephone (duos: mandolin, guitar)
by Michael Whiticker (1986)
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Looking back on this work some 25 years later I remember being excited by Elision's performers Daryl Buckley and Stephen Morey, and my own background as a guitarist encouraging me to write for this duo. Daryl's initial promotion of the ensemble - something like "the performers who wear red shoes', might have also had something to do with it. The style of the work is somehwat in a post minimalist vein but it is probably more like it's sister piece of the time, my Venus Asleep, also written for Elision.
Instrumentation: Guitar, mandolin.
Duration: 5 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Daryl Buckley
Commission note: Commissioned by New Audience Ensemble.
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