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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 by the Alex Lindsay String Orchestra
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