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Transpiration : string quartet

by Fiona Hill (2005)

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From the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 83.

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 83.

Library shelf no. CD 2853 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This piece is based on the concept of the biological process of transpiration in plants. It is intended to be somehow static yet moving at the same time. With distinct sections representing different moments within the process the work seeks to create a sense of the beauty and peace within nature.

Work Details

Year: 2005

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Whilst minimalist in composition represents some difficulty with unconventional key signatures

Commission note: Commissioned by The Firm with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance: by Langbein String Quartet — 10 Oct 05. Pilgrim Church, Adelaide

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Nature, Minimalism, Post-modernism, Modal


Performances of this work

10 Oct 05: Pilgrim Church, Adelaide. Featuring Langbein String Quartet.

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