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Blue Work


for full orchestra

Year:  2001   ·  Duration:  7m
Instrumentation:  2(picc)3(ca)3(bass cl) 3 (cb); 4331, harp, 2 perc: glockenspiel, 3 high roto-toms, large suspended cymbal, vibraphone, crash cymbals, 4 concert tom toms, bass drum, tubular bells and tam-tam; strings

Year:  2001
Duration:  7m
Instrumentation  2(picc)3(ca)3(bass cl) 3 (c...

Composer:   Chris Watson

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My first foray into orchestral writing. Octatonicism abounds! Dedicated to my Dad on his 60th birthday. Adversaria was workshopped by the Auckland Philharmonia, conductor Marc Taddei in 2001.

Dedication note

for Dad on his 60th birthday

Performance history

Performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Marc Taddei