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A brief moment : for flute, clarinet and bassoon

by Lawrence Whiffin (1988)

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A brief moment : for flute, clarinet and bassoon / Lawrence Whiffin.

Library shelf no. 785.813/WHI 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This short trio was written as a demonstration piece for my third year composition class in the music department of La Trobe University. It demonstrates ways to apply the rules of 12-tone writing without compromising one's musical personality.

Work Details

Year: 1988

Instrumentation: Flute, clarinet, bassoon.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Requires professional-standard agility

First performance: by Mardi McSullea, Craig Hill, Elise Millman — Sep 92. St Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne

12-tone but not noticeably derivative of the second Viennese school.


Performances of this work

4 May 2014: at Leibowitz 101: Second Annual Lawrence Whiffin Concert (Church of All Nations). Featuring Elise Millman, Mardi McSullea, Craig Hill.

Sep 92: St Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne. Featuring Craig Hill, Mardi McSullea, Elise Millman.

1989: Astra Concert, St Kilda Town Hall . Featuring Mardi McSullea, Elise Milman, Craig Hill.

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