Difference engine no. 1 : A romance
by Toby Wren (2002)
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Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets in B flat (1st doubling clarinet in E flat, 2nd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contra-bassoon), 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 2 trombones (2nd doubling bass trombone), percussion (2 players), harp, strings (220.127.116.11.4).
Duration: 11 min.
Commission note: Composed for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra as part of the 2002 Australian Composers' Orchestral Forum (ACOF)
"The title comes from an 1822 design by Charles Babbage for the first computer".
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