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Fragile Earth

for oboe and string trio

Year:  2004   ·  Duration:  10m
Instrumentation:  oboe, violin, viola, cello

Year:  2004
Duration:  10m
Instrumentation  oboe, violin, viola, cello

John Rimmer
Composer

Composer:   John Rimmer

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-3

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About

Fragile Earth is a conservationist’s lament and was inspired by the anti-nuclear poem “No Ordinary Sun” written in the early 1970’s by the celebrated poet Hone Tuwhare.

The piece presents a brooding chant which undergoes variation by means of rhythmic and textural contrasts, organic growth and fragmentation.

Fragile Earth was commissioned by Tom and Anne Morris for the Ensemble Philharmonia and first performed on 20 November 2004 at the Auckland Public Library auditorium.


Commissioned note

by Tom and Anne Morris for the Ensemble Philharmonia


Contents note

Single movement


Text note

music inspired by the anti-nuclear poem "No Ordinary Sun" by Hone Tuwhare


Performance history

20 Nov 2004: Performed by Ensemble Philharmonia The Chamberline, Auckland City Libraries, Auckland