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Blue Work

The Frivolous Cake

for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone, fretless bass, cello and percussion

Year:  1991   ·  Duration:  15m
Instrumentation:  flute doubles piccolo and slide whistle; B flat clarinet doubles bass clarinet; sop sax doubles bass clarinet and slide whistle; fretless bass; amplified cello and percussion (large suspended cymbal, 6 rototoms, 3 timpani, tamtam)

Year:  1991
Duration:  15m
Instrumentation  flute doubles piccolo and s...

Composer:   Helen Bowater

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Helen Bowater: The Frivolou...

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Commissioned note

Commissioned by Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council (now Creative New Zealand) and the New Zealand Composers' Foundation for Sonic Boom, Wellington

Performance history

14 Apr 1991: Performed by Linden Loader and ensemble