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Birthday Music for Sheila

for bassoon

Year:  1998   ·  Duration:  5m

Year:  1998
Duration:  5m

Jack Speirs
Composer

Composer:   Jack Speirs

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1 and 2 of score

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About

The whole piece is based on the first four notes of the Prelude, which represents the name Sheila [Sheila Climpson "salami maker, potter, bassoonist and friend" - the works dedicatee]. The prelude also holds the clue to which particular birthday this is!

-JS


Dedication note

for Sheila Climpson


Contents note


1. Prelude
2. Dithyramb
3. Ostinato
4. Toccata
5. Postlude


Performance history

07 Mar 2006: Performed by Ben Hoadley (bassoon) as part of the Bay of Islands Arts Festival at The Centre, in Kerikeri

14 Jan 2007: Performed by Ben Hoadley (bassoon) at Trondheim Public Library Auditorium, in Norway

16 Mar 2010: New Zealand Music for Woodwinds

16 Mar 2010: Performed by Ben Hoadley (bassoon) at St Andrews on the Terrace in Wellington

28 Jun 2013: Performed by Ben Hoadley (bassoon) at University of Redlands in California

November 2009: Performed by Joseph Donnelly (bassoon) at Marama Hall in Dunedin

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