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crux : for orchestra

by James Wade (2009)



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crux : for orchestra / James Wade.

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/WAD 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Through travel within Australia and overseas over the last few years, I have grown acutely aware of the symbolic power of Crux (the Southern Cross constellation). The emotions associated purely with the sentimental place this symbolic power holds within Australian iconography mirror closely many emotions which are less tangible, more profound and of greater personal significance. In a similar manner, this point of time in my development as a composer and in life generally represents somewhat of a 'crux'. This piece aims to idiomatically express these ideas, in addition to being a cathartic recognition of these concepts.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trombones, bass trombone, timpani, strings.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

First performance: by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Young — 25 Jun 09.

Performances of this work

17 Sep 09: Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Featuring Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Ulisses Amaral.

25 Jun 09: featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Young.

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