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Orion over Farne

Orion over Farne

for orchestra


  • Instrumentation: orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
John Casken takes the idea of ‘journeying towards unknown destinations’ as the starting point for this work which is based on the Greek legend of Orion and the poet Basil Bunting’s musings on the Northumbrian night sky. The two blend magically together creating a rich musical imagery across the works four sections; ‘Orion the hunter’, ‘Sea voyage towards the sun’, ‘Flight from the scorpion and death of Orion’, and finally ‘Artemis’s grief and Orion’s ascent among the stars’.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the BBC for the 1984 Musica Nova Festival
Performance duration: 20'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 17. September 1984 Glasgow (UK) · Dirigent: Matthias Bamert · Scottish National Orchestra
Year of composition: 1984, rev. 1986
instrumentation: 3(3.pic).2.ca.3(3.bcl).2.cbsn-4.2.2.btbn.1-timp.3perc(2cong, clash cym, 3sus cym, 3log d, b.d, t.d, 3gong, tam-t, 4tom-t, crot, glsp, mar, tub bells, vib, xyl)-cel/pno-str(16.14.12.10.8)
Performances
Conductor: Etienne Siebens
Orchestra: Philharmonie Zuidnederland
2015-09-18 | Maastricht (Netherlands), Theater aan het Vrijthof — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Andris Nelsons
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2009-07-28 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Albert Hall — 19.00 h
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
1992-09-12 | Liverpool (United Kingdom), Philharmonic Hall — 19.30 h
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1992-04-11 | Fürth (Germany)
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1992-04-05 | München (Germany)
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1992-04-02 | Frankfurt/Main (Germany), Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst — 20.00 Uhr | national Premiere
Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra
1991-01-10 | Manchester (United Kingdom)
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1989-12-10 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Festival Hall
Conductor: Kees Bakels
Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1989-09-16 | Southampton (United Kingdom)
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
1986-09-03 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Albert Hall — 19.30 h
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Orchestra: Scottish National Orchestra
1984-09-17 | Glasgow (United Kingdom) | World Premiere
Audio Stream
John Casken takes the idea of ‘journeying towards unknown destinations’ as the starting point for this work which is based on the Greek legend of Orion and the poet Basil Bunting’s musings on the Northumbrian night sky. The two blend magically together creating a rich musical imagery across the works four sections; ‘Orion the hunter’, ‘Sea voyage towards the sun’, ‘Flight from the scorpion and death of Orion’, and finally ‘Artemis’s grief and Orion’s ascent among the stars’.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the BBC for the 1984 Musica Nova Festival
Performance duration: 20'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 17. September 1984 Glasgow (UK) · Dirigent: Matthias Bamert · Scottish National Orchestra
Year of composition: 1984, rev. 1986
instrumentation: 3(3.pic).2.ca.3(3.bcl).2.cbsn-4.2.2.btbn.1-timp.3perc(2cong, clash cym, 3sus cym, 3log d, b.d, t.d, 3gong, tam-t, 4tom-t, crot, glsp, mar, tub bells, vib, xyl)-cel/pno-str(16.14.12.10.8)
Conductor: Etienne Siebens
Orchestra: Philharmonie Zuidnederland
2015-09-18 | Maastricht (Netherlands), Theater aan het Vrijthof — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Andris Nelsons
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2009-07-28 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Albert Hall — 19.00 h
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
1992-09-12 | Liverpool (United Kingdom), Philharmonic Hall — 19.30 h
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1992-04-11 | Fürth (Germany)
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1992-04-05 | München (Germany)
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1992-04-02 | Frankfurt/Main (Germany), Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst — 20.00 Uhr | national Premiere
Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra
1991-01-10 | Manchester (United Kingdom)
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1989-12-10 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Festival Hall
Conductor: Kees Bakels
Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1989-09-16 | Southampton (United Kingdom)
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
1986-09-03 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Albert Hall — 19.30 h
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Orchestra: Scottish National Orchestra
1984-09-17 | Glasgow (United Kingdom) | World Premiere
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