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Wax Lyrical

for chamber octet

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  7m
Instrumentation:  for flute, clarinet in B flat, harp, piano, violin 1, violin 2, viola and cello

Year:  2008
Duration:  7m
Instrumentation  for flute, clarinet in B fl...

Composer:   Chris Gendall

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Wax Lyrical was commissioned by the Mellon Foundation for the Michigan-based new music ensemble Brave New Works. Its instrumentation was designed to match and augment (with piano) a work by Christopher Rouse, itself a companion piece to Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro. The first performance was given by Brave New Works in April 2008.

Wax Lyrical was the winner of the SOUNZ Contemporary Award in 2008.

Dedication note

for the Brave New Works

Contents note

one movement

Performance history

04 Apr 2008: Performed by the Brave New Works and conducted by Chris Younghoon at Barnes Hall, Cornell University, USA

17 May 2009: Stroma Dreams

19 Jul 2009: ACO: Wax Lyrical

10 Sep 2009: Stroma: Street Songs

29 Jun 2010: RNZ Concert broadcast ACO
Featuring: Radio New Zealand Concert

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