Two guitars dine out : a musical degustation in six courses
by Richard Charlton (2008)
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A musical degustation in six courses. This work is in the form of an entertainment at a party. There are spoken introductions (some verses) and some visual gags during the piece.
Some movements are derivative and imitate other composers with quotes from:- Pictures at an Exhibition, Satie's Gymnopodie, a Chinese folksong, The Barber of Seville, Brahms's lullaby and even the Dies Irae. The whole is not meant to be taken seriously?
Instrumentation: 2 guitars.
Duration: 15 min.
Contents note: 1. Promenade to the restaurant -- 2. March of the peking ducks -- 3. Satay for Erik -- 4. Tournedos Rossini -- 5. Something sweet -- 6. The witches' brew!
Dedication note: Dedicated to Matthew & Bradley
Commission note: Commissioned for Brew Guitar Duo.. Commissioned by Bradley Kunda & Matt Withers for The Brew Duo
First performance: by Brew Guitar Duo — 28 Feb 09. National Gallery, ACT - "Degas" Exhibition (Sunset sessions)
Performances of this work
28 Sep 09: St Johns Southgate, Southbank, Melbourne. Featuring Brew Guitar Duo.
26 Apr 09: Llewelyn Hall, Australian National University, Canberra
28 Feb 09: National Gallery, ACT - "Degas" Exhibition (Sunset sessions). Featuring Brew Guitar Duo.
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