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No. 34b

No. 34b

(Two pieces for cello and ensemble)


  • Instrumentation: solo cello, flute (doubling alto flute), clarinet, percussion and violin
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
Richard Ayres describes the first movement of No. 34b, entitled ‘Waltz’ as ‘a secret waltz to be played in countries or at times when dancing is not permitted’. Fragments of melody pass between instruments in short, sporadic bursts interspersed by the sharp inhalations and exhalations of breath of the remaining ensemble members. The Chorale of the second movement is a homage to painter Alfred Wallis and sees the cello and marimba playing a series of tremolandos moving step by step which conjure up an evocative image of the Cornish coastline where Wallis lived and worked.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Continuum Ensemble, Toronto, with funds from Roger D. Moore
Content text: I Waltz
II Wallis (Chorale)
Performance duration: 12'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 6. November 2003 Toronto, ON, St. George (CDN) · Paul Widner, solo cello; Continuum Ensemble · Dirigent: Rosemary Thompson
Year of composition: 2003
instrumentation: fl(afl).cl.perc(mar, sandpaper).vn(also operates tape player)
Performances
Orchestra: Asko|Schönberg Ensemble
2020-02-02 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America), Peabody Institute — 19:30
Conductor: Ed Spanjaard
Orchestra: Nieuw Ensemble
2015-05-14 | Cardiff (United Kingdom), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama — 13:15
Conductor: Claude Lapalme
Orchestra: Land's End Chamber Music Society of Calgary
2015-05-05 | Calgary, AB (Canada), Festival Hall — 19:30
2014-10-29 | Budapest (Hungary), Music Center | national Premiere
Conductor: Arnold Marinissen
Orchestra: Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
2011-11-10 | Eindhoven (Netherlands), MCFP
Conductor: Arnold Marinissen
Orchestra: Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
2011-11-09 | ’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands), Toonzaal
Conductor: Arnold Marinissen
Orchestra: Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
2011-11-03 | Tilburg (Netherlands), Conservatoriumzaal
2011-01-24 | Toronto, ON (Canada), The Music Gallery — 20.00 h
2008-11-16 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), REDCAT
2007-04-13 | Paddington, NSW (Australia), Australian Centre for Photography — 20.00h | national Premiere
2003-12-02 | Gent (Belgium), Stichting Logos | national Premiere
2003-11-30 | ’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands), Het Muziekcentrum
Conductor: Rosemary Thomson
2003-11-28 | Huddersfield (United Kingdom), St Paul\'s Hall — 11.00h
2003-11-25 | London (United Kingdom), Canada House | national Premiere
2003-11-19 | Leeuwarden (Netherlands), Romein Theater
2003-11-18 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), De IJsbreker | national Premiere
Conductor: Rosemary Thompson
2003-11-06 | Toronto, ON (Canada), St. George | World Premiere
Audio Stream
Richard Ayres describes the first movement of No. 34b, entitled ‘Waltz’ as ‘a secret waltz to be played in countries or at times when dancing is not permitted’. Fragments of melody pass between instruments in short, sporadic bursts interspersed by the sharp inhalations and exhalations of breath of the remaining ensemble members. The Chorale of the second movement is a homage to painter Alfred Wallis and sees the cello and marimba playing a series of tremolandos moving step by step which conjure up an evocative image of the Cornish coastline where Wallis lived and worked.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Continuum Ensemble, Toronto, with funds from Roger D. Moore
Content text: I Waltz
II Wallis (Chorale)
Performance duration: 12'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 6. November 2003 Toronto, ON, St. George (CDN) · Paul Widner, solo cello; Continuum Ensemble · Dirigent: Rosemary Thompson
Year of composition: 2003
instrumentation: fl(afl).cl.perc(mar, sandpaper).vn(also operates tape player)
Orchestra: Asko|Schönberg Ensemble
2020-02-02 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America), Peabody Institute — 19:30
Conductor: Ed Spanjaard
Orchestra: Nieuw Ensemble
2015-05-14 | Cardiff (United Kingdom), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama — 13:15
Conductor: Claude Lapalme
Orchestra: Land's End Chamber Music Society of Calgary
2015-05-05 | Calgary, AB (Canada), Festival Hall — 19:30
2014-10-29 | Budapest (Hungary), Music Center | national Premiere
Conductor: Arnold Marinissen
Orchestra: Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
2011-11-10 | Eindhoven (Netherlands), MCFP
Conductor: Arnold Marinissen
Orchestra: Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
2011-11-09 | ’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands), Toonzaal
Conductor: Arnold Marinissen
Orchestra: Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
2011-11-03 | Tilburg (Netherlands), Conservatoriumzaal
2011-01-24 | Toronto, ON (Canada), The Music Gallery — 20.00 h
2008-11-16 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), REDCAT
2007-04-13 | Paddington, NSW (Australia), Australian Centre for Photography — 20.00h | national Premiere
2003-12-02 | Gent (Belgium), Stichting Logos | national Premiere
2003-11-30 | ’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands), Het Muziekcentrum
Conductor: Rosemary Thomson
2003-11-28 | Huddersfield (United Kingdom), St Paul\'s Hall — 11.00h
2003-11-25 | London (United Kingdom), Canada House | national Premiere
2003-11-19 | Leeuwarden (Netherlands), Romein Theater
2003-11-18 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), De IJsbreker | national Premiere
Conductor: Rosemary Thompson
2003-11-06 | Toronto, ON (Canada), St. George | World Premiere