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O'Leary, Jane: the passing sound of forever 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    the passing sound of forever
  • Subtitle: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    13
  • Year of composition: 
    2015
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • First performance (venue): 
  • First performance (performers): 
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    dedicated to ConTempo String Quartet

    After hearing ConTempo Quartet perform Beethoven’s magnificent Op. 95 string quartet (known as ‘serioso’), I became obsessed with its opening notes. The music emerged from the vitality of Beethoven’s work; the ‘tightly coiled’ motif is explored extensively, occasionally dissolving into a more ethereal spaciousness.

    The title is from Irish writer Dermot Healy’s poetry collection ‘A Fool’s Errand’, in which he charts the annual migration of barnacle geese between Greenland and the west coast of Ireland.

  • Technical specs: 

    none

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
19
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
2
Viola
1
Cello
1
Double Bass
2

 

 

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