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Mirrored metaphors : for string orchestra

by John Spence (2005)

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Performance by Steel City Strings, David Pereira from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 116.

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 116.

Library shelf no. CD 3107 [Available for loan]

Mirrored metaphors


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Mirrored metaphors / John Spence.

Library shelf no. Q 784.7/SPE 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Mirrored Metaphors is a concert work for String orchestra. It is inspired by the idea of variation technique as a metaphor and elaborates on it. it also consists of a chorale section that returns several times through the piece. After an atmospheric opening, there is a chorale and from there the piece develops into a dance section. once the character and mood of the opening has been replaced with the dramatic energy of the dance section, it returns to the opening solace and fades away.

Work Details

Year: 2005

Instrumentation: String orchestra.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Suited to Professional/semi amateur orchestra

Dedication note: Dedicated to Karen Carey

Commission note: Commissioned by Steel City Strings.

First performance: by Steel City Strings, David Pereira — 12 Nov 05. Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Carl Vine, Elena Kats-Chernin

Performances of this work

12 Nov 05: Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW. Featuring Steel City Strings, David Pereira.

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