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Erin

Erin

for double bass and small orchestra


  • Instrumentation: double bass and small orchestra
  • Edition: performance material
  • Order No.: LSL 1301-01

Description
During the composition of this work I learnt that a sea eagle named Erin, one of only a small number of this rare bird to be bred in Scotland, had fallen victim to a poison laid by man. The image of a large bird singing out across the turbulent sea, though not specifically in my mind when I began the work, soon became very important and relevant to the work. John Casken
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Secretariat of the Isle of Man Double Bass Competition with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain
Performance duration: 13' 0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 22. Januar 1988 York, University of York, Central Hall (UK) · Duncan McTier, double bass · Dirigent: Gilbert Varga · Northern Sinfonia
Year of composition: 1982 - 1983
instrumentation: 2ob-2hn-str(8.6.4.4.1)
Performances
Conductor: Richard Heaton
Orchestra: York University New Music Ensemble
1992-02-28 | York (United Kingdom), University of York
Conductor: Antoni Ros Marba
Orchestra: Radio Kamerorkest
1989-11-24 | Amsterdam (Netherlands) | national Premiere
Conductor: Kees Bakels
Orchestra: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
1989-09-13 | Southampton (United Kingdom) — Composeres Workshop with John Casken
Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1989-09-13 | Bournmouth (United Kingdom)
Conductor: Gilbert Varga
Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia
1988-01-22 | York (United Kingdom), University of York, Central Hall | World Premiere
During the composition of this work I learnt that a sea eagle named Erin, one of only a small number of this rare bird to be bred in Scotland, had fallen victim to a poison laid by man. The image of a large bird singing out across the turbulent sea, though not specifically in my mind when I began the work, soon became very important and relevant to the work. John Casken
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Secretariat of the Isle of Man Double Bass Competition with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain
Performance duration: 13' 0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 22. Januar 1988 York, University of York, Central Hall (UK) · Duncan McTier, double bass · Dirigent: Gilbert Varga · Northern Sinfonia
Year of composition: 1982 - 1983
instrumentation: 2ob-2hn-str(8.6.4.4.1)
Conductor: Richard Heaton
Orchestra: York University New Music Ensemble
1992-02-28 | York (United Kingdom), University of York
Conductor: Antoni Ros Marba
Orchestra: Radio Kamerorkest
1989-11-24 | Amsterdam (Netherlands) | national Premiere
Conductor: Kees Bakels
Orchestra: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
1989-09-13 | Southampton (United Kingdom) — Composeres Workshop with John Casken
Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1989-09-13 | Bournmouth (United Kingdom)
Conductor: Gilbert Varga
Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia
1988-01-22 | York (United Kingdom), University of York, Central Hall | World Premiere