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From fire by fire (octets: 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns)

by Peter Rankine (1989)

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From the CD From fire by fire.

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From fire by fire.

Library shelf no. CD 112 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

A musical representation of the interplay and co-existence between 'the timeless and time'.

Work Details

Year: 1989

Instrumentation: 2 oboes (1st doubling cor Anglais), 2 clarinets (1st doubling bass clarinet in B flat, 2nd doubling soprano clarinet in E flat), 2 horns in F, 2 bassoons, (conductor optional).

Duration: 18 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional (or advanced student with conductor).

Commission note: Commissioned by Queensland Wind Soloists.

First performance: by Queensland Wind Soloists — 7 Aug 97. Gehrmann Theatre, Brisbane

Title is taken from a lyric of 'Little Gidding' in T.S. Eliot's 'Four Quartets'.

Sounds Australian Critics' Award, 1990 (best work by a Queensland composer).


Performances of this work

4 Aug 04: Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Brisbane. Featuring Locana Quartet.

7 Aug 97: Gehrmann Theatre, Brisbane. Featuring Queensland Wind Soloists.

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