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Blue Work


Le Temps est a la Pluie

for chamber orchestra

Year:  1995   ·  Duration:  8m
Instrumentation:  hn | timp+2(bass drum.tam-tam/tubular bells) | celesta | hp | str

Year:  1995
Duration:  8m
Instrumentation  hn | timp+2(bass drum.tam-t...

Gareth Farr
Composer

Composer:   Gareth Farr

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About

Commissioned by Musicians Against Nuclear Arms, for the 1995 Greenpeace concert held in Wellington, New Zealand, to protest against French testing and raise funds for the Rainbow Warrior II.

A threnody to all life in the Pacific region that has fallen victim to radiation leaks from French nuclear testing on Polynesian atolls over the last four decades. Nuclear contamination of the area occurred in several instances in the form of fallout and contaminated rain upon unsuspecting inhabitants, who are dependent on the rain for their water supply.

Gareth Farr


Commissioned note

Commissioned by Musicians Against Nuclear Arms


Dedication note

"Le Temps est a la Pluie" is a threnody to all life in the Dedicated to the Pacific region that has fallen victim to radiation leaks from French nuclear testing on Polynesian atolls over the last four decades. (Gareth Farr)


Performance history

Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Young at Symphony House in Wellington in August 1997