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Prelude and Allegro

for string orchestra

Year:  1960   ·  Duration:  6m

Year:  1960
Duration:  6m

Composer:   Anthony Watson

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Sample: 0'00" - 1'00"

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1

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About

Prelude for Allegro and Strings was commissioned by the Alex Lindsay String Orchestra. The whole work generates from a six-note pattern announced in the opening bars. Colouristic writing is anchored by raw and resonant open fifths - most notably during a plaintive viola solo in the middle of the work.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Alex Lindsay String Orchestra


Performance history

16 May 2009: NZSO: Wellington

19 May 2009: NZSO: Napier

21 May 2009: NZSO: Hamilton

23 May 2009: NZSO: Auckland

27 Feb 2011: Intrepid Music Project - ARCO

13 Mar 2011: Intrepid Music Project - ARCO (2nd concert)

Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Brian Priestman in 1976

Performed by the NZSO New Zealand Chamber Orchestra directed by Donald Armstrong

Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Young

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