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Blue Work

Triple Concerto (or Ritual Echoes)

for orchestra with concertino of clarinet, cello and piano

Year:  1994 Instrumentation:  2202; 0200; timpani, perc. (2 players): small tom-tom or roto-tom, 3 tom-toms, vib, triangle, sus. cym., tub. bells, bass drum, pair of gongs + bucket or tubs suitable for creating pair of water-gongs, cymbal, side drum, 2 ref whistles, glock., vibraslap, tam tam. solo cl, vlc, pno; strings.

Year:  1994
Instrumentation  2202; 0200; timpani, perc. ...

John Elmsly

Composer:   John Elmsly


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Originally titled Triple Concerto, this work was re-named Ritual Echoes in 1998.

Commissioned note

'Triple Concerto' was commissioned by the Wellington Regional Orchestra (now Vector Wellington Orchestra)

Performance history

28 Nov 1998: Performed in a rehearsed reading by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marc Taddei as part of the NZSO-SOUNZ Readings