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Lapis Lazuli : Concerto for guitar and orchestra

by Shaun Rigney (1985)

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Performance by Orchestra Victoria, Slava Grigoryan, Brett Kelly from the CD Afterimage

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Afterimage : Slava Grigoryan plays the music of Shaun Rigney.

Library shelf no. CD 2911 [Not for loan]

Lapis Lazuli


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Lapis Lazuli : Concerto for guitar and orchestra / Shaun Rigney.

Library shelf no. 784.2787186/RIG 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 1985

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.

Difficulty: Advanced

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

First performance: by New Monash Orchestra, Jochen Schubert — 5 Sep 95. Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne

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.


Performances of this work

5 Sep 95: Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne. Featuring New Monash Orchestra, Jochen Schubert.

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