Century : for symphony orchestra
by Robert Davidson (1999)
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Performance by Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Werner Andreas Albert from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 125.
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This diverse and textured orchestral work reflects back on the 20th century, including allusions to many 20th century orchestral composers and works.
Instrumentation: 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 3 oboes, 3 clarinets in A/B flat (3rd doubling bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (3rd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players: vibraphone, snare drum, bass drum, bongos, 2 tom-toms, floor tom, marimba, crotales, snare drum, sizzle cymbal, tubular bells, tam-tam, crotales, bass drum), harp, strings.
Duration: 19 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Changing time signatures, cross-rhythms, large ranges
Commission note: Commissioned by Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc in relation to this work: Polystylism
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