Chamber concerto No.2 : for violin, guitar, harp and ensemble
by Stuart Greenbaum (2011)
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This second Chamber Concerto (like the first) is essentially
non-programmatic. It is cast in a single movement of around 24
minutes duration - the longest single movement I have written to
date. It brings to mind Steve Reich's Music for a Large
Ensemble (1978) and especially Pat Metheny's The First
Circle (1984) - works that I neither studied nor listened to
while writing this piece, but which remain large in my
imagination as single-movement ensemble works of an ebullient
The work was commissioned by Southern Cross Soloists (with assistance from the Music Board of the Australia Council for the Arts) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bangalow Music Festival, directed by Paul Dean.
Instrumentation: Violin, guitar, harp and ensemble (oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, percussion and piano)
Duration: 22 min.
- In the form/style of: Concertos
Performances of this work
12 Dec 2016: at Stuart Greenbaum at 50 (Melba Hall).
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