Lapis Lazuli : Concerto for guitar and orchestra
by Shaun Rigney (1985)
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Lapis Lazuli was composed to express my feelings about the history of the guitar - from the first known chordophones (eg Queen Pu'Ab's Harp, Sumeria c.2,500BCE to the present day.
Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets in Bb, 2 flügelhorns (or trombones), percussion (2 players: tubular bells, glockenspiel, mark tree, xylophone), guitar solo, strings.
Duration: 20 min.
Contents note: 1 Sonata da Camera -- 2 Toccata -- 3 Adagio -- 4 Finale.
Dedication note: Dedicated to the memory of Russell Goodman, Australian visual artist
Commission note: None
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
The work is written in a tonal style that reflects its historical interests. It was heavily influenced by Rodrigo's Fantasia para un Gentilhombre.
- In the form/style of: Concertos
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