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Animalia : suite for wind quintet

by Natalie Williams (2017)

Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon (no doublings).

Duration: 18 min.

Difficulty: Medium

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

4 May 2017: at Arcadia Winds (Armidale Town Hall). Featuring Arcadia Wind Quintet.

2 Mar 2017: at Canberra Symphony Australian series: Arcadia Winds (National Portrait Gallery). Featuring Arcadia Wind Quintet.

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