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Contrasts : for orchestra

by Mark Grandison (1986, this version: 1987)

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Performance by Dobbs Franks, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists

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Contrasts : for orchestra / Mark Grandison.

Library shelf no. 784.2/GRA 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1986, this version: 1987

Instrumentation: 2 Flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets in A (2nd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contra-bassoon), 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, percussion, harp, strings (

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

First performance: by Dobbs Franks, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra — 1987. Odeon Theatre, Hobart

An intense, dramatic, often violent work for orchestra. Orchestration of earlier work for clarinet and piano.

Composed for the 1987 National Orchestral Composers' School.

Performances of this work

Mar 10: Munich, Augsburg, Cologne. Featuring Stefan Ammer, Peter Handsworth.

Jul 88: Elder Hall, Adelaide. Featuring Rodney Smith, Andrew Close.

1987: Odeon Theatre, Hobart. Featuring Dobbs Franks, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

26 Oct 86: featuring Stefan Amer, Andrew Close.

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