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Blue Work


Albatross in Flight

for orchestra

Year:  1996   ·  Duration:  10m
Instrumentation:  2(1/p) 2 2 2 | 2 2 0 0 | perc | str

Year:  1996
Duration:  10m
Instrumentation  2(1/p) 2 2 2 | 2 2 0 0 | pe...

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

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About

This short orchestral ‘fanfare’ was inspired by the sight of an albatross gliding in strong currents on a summer’s evening at Tairoa Head. The music also reflects the influence of NZ popular music, and in particular a gig by the Exponents.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Dunedin Sinfonia (now Southern Sinfonia) to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Composed to open the first concert of the orchestra's 1996 International Series in Dunedin Town Hall on March 16 1996.


Dedication note

For Josie


Contents note

One movement


Performance history

16 Mar 1996: Performed by the Dunedin Sinfonia (now the Southern Sinfonia) conducted by Laurence Renes at the first concert of the orchestra's 1996 International Series in Dunedin Town Hall