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Blue Work


for viola

Year:  1992   ·  Duration:  5m

Year:  1992
Duration:  5m

John Elmsly

Composer:   John Elmsly

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 6

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Stillscape for solo viola was commissioned by Donald Maurice for performance at the Viola Convention at the University of Auckland, October 23-6, 1992. The title is perhaps the best indication of the atmosphere of the piece, but a tiny poem, The River, by Bill Manhire seems to say something similar in words: "The moon casts our shadows into the water. They drift over pebbles, watching us leave them."

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Donald Maurice

Donald Maurice

Performance history

30 Jan 2008: Stillscape in Shanghai

Performed by Donald Maurice (viola)