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Nigel Keay - Movement for Orchestra (1985)

Duration: 10 minutes 32 seconds. Recording made by Concert FM, a network of Radio New Zealand Radio New Zealand logo

Instrumentation: 2 Flutes, 1 Oboe, 2 Clarinets in A, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horns in F, 1 Trumpet in C, 1 Tenor Trombone, Harp, & Strings.

Full Score, PDF, 47 pages, 606Kb

 
 
 
 
 
Movement for Orchestra was composed in Dunedin, NZ in 1985 just after having spent a period of several months in Java, Indonesia. Using variation form for its structure, it opens and closes with a slow section in 4/2 creating an arch form. It is written using a harmonic language that creates a somewhat sombre ambience.

Movement for Orchestra was given a workshop reading by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by John Hopkins in 1987. This event was recorded by Radio New Zealand's Concert FM. Review of the event.