Animalia : suite for wind quintet
by Natalie Williams (2017)
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Library shelf no. 785.4315/WIL 1 [Available for loan]
This work was composed as a set of reaction pieces to artworks exhibited in the "Popular Pet Show" portraiture exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Dec 2016 - Mar 2017. A collection of pet portraits exhibited by Australian artists formed the core of the exhibit. The suite is intended as a collection of works that highlights the relationship between pets and their owners, each movement comments on 1-2 pieces within the exhibition.
Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon (no doublings).
Duration: 18 min.
Contents note: I. Aubade (Morning song) -- II. Dinner Dance (Waltz) -- III. Five Sheepish Faces -- IV. Molly and the Circus Dogs.
Commission note: Commissioned by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra for the inaugural "Australian Series" commissioning project in 2017
First performance: by Arcadia Wind Quintet at Canberra Symphony Australian series: Arcadia Winds (National Portrait Gallery) on 2 Mar 2017
Performances of this work
2 Mar 2017: at Canberra Symphony Australian series: Arcadia Winds (National Portrait Gallery). Featuring Arcadia Wind Quintet.
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