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Phantasy variations : guitar ensemble

by Richard Charlton (1984)

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Performance by European Youth Guitar Ensemble, Peter Constant from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 51.

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 51.


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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 51.

Library shelf no. CD 2627 [Available for loan]

Phantasy variations


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Phantasy variations : for large guitar orchestra / by Richard Charlton

Library shelf no. 785.78719/CHA 8 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

As the title suggests this work is a series of variations on a twelve tone theme. However, it is not in any way an atonal piece! The theme is harmonised & treated tonally. The interpretation should sharply contrast each variation.

Work Details

Year: 1984

Instrumentation: Large guitar ensemble in 5 parts.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: 1985 Guitar Summer School

Commission note: Commissioned by Ken Burns for the 1985 Sydney Guitar Summer School

First performance: by Martin Woolley — 25 Jan 85. Waverley Library Bondi Junction, Sydney


Performances of this work

14 May 15: HERE&NOW15 exhibition, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Aaustralia, Crawley WA. Featuring University of Western Australia Guitar Ensemble, Jonathan Paget.

26 May 10: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music.. Featuring Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble, Raffaele Agostino.

25 Jan 85: Waverley Library Bondi Junction, Sydney. Featuring Martin Woolley.

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