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you are meadow : for orchestra

by Joseph Franklin (2022)

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Work Overview

You are meadow, but once you were an open cut in a place no one wants to remember. You are the ashes of a brass band, too few opportunities for the young. The shadow of my instrument. You are lambs eating from morning hands. At night, you are the absence of a dog, of a body, of play. For the women in the haunted hills, mothers of coal and prehistory, they are the stronghold of a working class. You do not sing ecological laments or paint landscapes into notes. You spring in perpetual meadows and linger in the already-past. The concrescence of the orchestra in two parts, only to cut once again.

Work Details

Year: 2022

Instrumentation: Flute (doubles piccolo), oboe (doubles cor anglais), 2 clarinets in B flat (second doubles bass clarinet in Bbflat), bassoon (doubles contrabassoon), 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, piano (doubles celesta), strings (

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: for Huxley

Commission note: Commissioned by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with funds provided by Cybec Foundation.. Commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for the 2022 Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Program

First performance: by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Antonioli — 28 Jan 23. Deakin Edge (Federation Square), Melbourne

Performances of this work

28 Jan 23: Deakin Edge (Federation Square), Melbourne. Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Antonioli.

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