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Elegy (for a known)

for chamber sextet

Year:  2006   ·  Duration:  5m
Instrumentation:  alto flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano

Year:  2006
Duration:  5m
Instrumentation  alto flute, bass clarinet, ...

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About

Written for the Continuum Ensemble of Toronto for the first concert of their 2006–07 season in October 2006, this piece appeared in the program along with Music to Boil an Egg By for bass clarinet, piano, triangle and narrator. The concert had a "remix" theme – composer John Oswald was invited to remix the other pieces appearing on the program in his own way. I decided to follow this concert theme and largely based this Elegy on material from Music to Boil an Egg By. During composition my thoughts turned to the daily headlines of war, hardship and loss in various parts of the globe; the flavour of the piece reflects this, as does its title.


Commissioned note

Written for the Continuum Ensemble, Toronto, for their first concert in the 2006-07 season, at the suggestion of Juliet Palmer


Performance history

27 Oct 2006: Performed by Continuum Ensemble; St George the Martyr, Toronto, Canada