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Introducing the Orchestra

for orchestra

Year:  2009   ·  Duration:  3m 30s
Instrumentation:  2222; 4231; timp; 2 perc (snare drum, cymbals); strings

Year:  2009
Duration:  3m 30s
Instrumentation  2222; 4231; timp; 2 perc (s...

Chris Adams
Composer

Composer:   Chris Adams

Borrow/Hire:

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About

Written for the Auckland Philharmonia Education concerts, this piece demonstrates the different sections of the orchestra.

After a short introduction played by the full orchestra, each of the sections of the orchestra take turns to play the main theme. The strings begin playing both with the bow (arco) and plucking (pizzicato), followed by the woodwind section which begins with the whole woodwind section and then the double reed instruments, the oboes and bassoons, which have a section by themselves. The brass then take over and finally the percussion lead the orchestra back into a reprise of the opening section to conclude.


Commissioned note

Written for the Auckland Philharmonia while Composer in Residence in 2009


Performance history

04 Apr 2009: Performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Owen Clarke at Auckland Town Hall.

18 Apr 2009: Performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Owen Clarke at an APO 4 Kids concert, at TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre, Manukau, Auckland

26 Apr 2009: Performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Owen Clarke at an APO 4 Kids concert at Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, Auckland

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