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Blue Work


Meditation

for alto flute, harp, violin, viola and cello

Year:  2015   ·  Duration:  4m

Year:  2015
Duration:  4m

Composer:   Sarah Ballard

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About

This response revolves around what is to me, one of Lilburn’s most striking moments to be heard amongst his instrumental writing – the opening gesture of the first of his nine short pieces. This vibrant, ascending sweep of notes merge together, overtones mingling and then diffuses, leaving a vivid purity of tone to emerge from the resonance of the gesture’s uppermost note. I have simply let the rest of the piece evolve out of this space and resonance while keeping in mind the characteristics of the initial gesture.

– Sarah Ballard


Commissioned note

Composed for the Stroma New Music Ensemble for the centenary of Douglas Lilburn.


Performance history

02 Nov 2015: Performed by Stroma, conducted by Hamish McKeich, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington, New Zealand.