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Electors of Middlemarch : for solo percussionist

by Elizabeth Younan (2017)

Electors of Middlemarch


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Electors of Middlemarch : for solo percussionist / Elizabeth Younan.

Library shelf no. 786.8/YOU 4 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Composed for solo percussionist Claire Edwardes, Electors of Middlemarch takes excerpts from George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch (1871-72). In three sections, this work explores the different relationships possible between the voice and percussion, creating both rhythmic and timbral counterpoint. Many of the rhythmic patterns recur in different contexts, providing subtly shifting variations, which create a sense of instability.

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: Voice, drum kit (snare, bass drum, 2 tomtoms, hi-hat, 2 bongos).

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Claire Edwardes

Commission note: Composed for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music 'Composing Women' program.

First performance: by Ensemble Offspring at Beginnings to New Ends (Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room) on 24 Jun 2018


Electors of Middlemarch

Performances of this work

25 Jul 2022: at Australian Composition Day 2022 (Santa Sabina College).

4 Dec 2018: at Lone Hemispheres I (Carriageworks). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

24 Jun 2018: at Beginnings to New Ends (Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

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