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Diptych : Homage to Brian Blanchflower

by Roger Smalley (1991)

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Performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Gunther Schuller from the CD Forbidden colours

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Forbidden colours : orchestral music by Smalley, Formosa, Brophy & Kos.

Library shelf no. CD 249 [Available for loan]



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Diptych : homage to Brian Blanchflower / Roger Smalley.

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/SMA 4 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1991

Instrumentation: 3 flutes (2 doubling piccolos), 3 oboes, 3 Bb clarinets (2 doubling bass clarinets), 3 bassoons (1 doubling contra bassoon), 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, 4 percussion, timpani, harp, piano, strings (

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. Sea nocturne - II. Particle madness.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Colleen Blanchflower, Brian Blanchflower

Commission note: Commissioned by ABC with funds provided by Australia Council. Performing Arts Board.

First performance: by West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Jorge Mester — 6 Sep 91.

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23 May 92: Merlyn Theatre, The Malthouse, Melbourne.. Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Gunther Schuller.

6 Sep 91: featuring West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Jorge Mester.

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