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Between moments : music for orchestra, in memory of Cameron Retchford

by Brett Dean (2003)

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Performance by Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sue-Ellen Paulsen from the CD Testament



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Testament / Brett Dean ; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Library shelf no. CD 2023 [Available for loan]

Between moments


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Between moments : music for orchestra, in memory of Cameron Retchford / Brett Dean.

Library shelf no. 784.2/DEA 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Cameron Retchford's sudden death in January 2003 was cause for much sadness throughout the Australian classical music community. I remember with great fondness playing alongside Cameron in both the Queensland Youth Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, where he was principal cellist for many years. He was a dear friend, a wonderfully humorous person and an extremely fine cellist. This single movement work, Between Moments, with its prominent role for solo cello, is a simple memorial to Cameron. This is mostly quiet, reflective music motivated by a tragic occurrence, though I hope I may have been able to catch that eternally youthful and somewhat mischievous twinkle in his eye here and there.

Work Details

Year: 2003

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), oboe, cor anglais, trumpet in C, 3 horns in F, 3 trombones, percussion (3 players), harp, piano, strings.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Composed as a memorial to Australian cellist Cameron Retchford.

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