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Blue Work


Farewell for David Farquhar

for two celli

Year:  2007   ·  Duration:  3m

Year:  2007
Duration:  3m

Composer:   Martin Lodge

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About

On Tuesday morning 8th May 2007 David Farquhar died, having recently celebrated his 79th birthday. David was one of my composition teachers when I was a student at Victoria University, and we remained in friendly contact from then on. He was a fastidious composer, and a person of integrity, generosity and humanity. I learned of his passing a few hours after his death, and was moved to write a short musical tribute to him that night. Since David's Equali for two cellos were already programmed for an Okta concert in the University of Waikato's Gallagher Concert Chamber three days later, I utilised the same forces. Farewell is based on the notes D, A, F - David's initials. The first performance was given by James Tennant and Ros Hill on Friday 11th May 2007. Farewell David, we salute you.


Dedication note

to David Farquhar


Performance history

11 May 2007: First performance given by James Tennant and Ros Hill at the University of Waikato’s Gallagher Concert Chamber

Recorded by Edward King and James Tennant at the Gallagher Concert Chamber, Waikato University, August 2011.

Recorded by Edward King and James Tennant at the Gallagher Concert Chamber, Waikato University, August 2011.