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Elvira : a sextet for 4 violins, double bass and piano

by Kate Reid (2013)

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From the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 72.

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Work Overview

I wrote this work in celebration of my first grandchild when she was five years old. In each of the three sections I have tried to capture a specific mood or space.

In the first section I imagined her painting with all the freedom and lack of inhibition of a young child. The second section explores a different mood altogether such as when a child suddenly and for no apparent reason just "zones out" into a daydream world. In the final section I have tried to bring back the child's world of fun and frivolity. This, I find, is best observed at bath time, especially (as in her case) if there is a younger sibling involved.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: 4 violins, double bass, piano.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

First performance: Oct 13. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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Oct 13: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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