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Tricroci : guitar quartet

by Neil Currie (1994)

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Performance by Guitar Trek from the CD sky for dreaming

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Library shelf no. CD 735 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Tricroci's title is derived from the crocus flower, which blooms in spring on the Candian Prairie.

Work Details

Year: 1994

Instrumentation: 2 standard guitars, baritone and bass guitars. 

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — coordination of the ensemble is the greatest difficulty

Contents note: In 3 movts.

Commission note: Commissioned by Guitar Trek with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance: by Guitar Trek, Tim Kain — 1996. Manila, the Philippines

"The influence of contemporary North American acoustic guitar styles is very evident in Neil Currie's attractive three movement work, Tricroci..."
Don King in MUSE - Canberra Arts Monthly, June 2001.

Tim Kain, head of guitar studies at Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, has described the premiere: "It was great fun to play and sounds very beautiful on the instruments. The audience really loved it. It got terrific applause and then a lot of people singled it out as a program highlight when talking to people after the concert...thanks for what is a great new addition to our repertoire. We will certainly play it many more times in the years to come...".

Performances of this work

1996: Manila, the Philippines. Featuring Guitar Trek, Tim Kain.

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