Suite, for Claude Debussy in Memoriam
Premiered by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chamber Group at the Claude Debussy In Memoriam concert at the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel on 22 March, 2018, along with a number of pieces by fellow contemporary composers.
The impetus for the concert was to present contemporary works inspired by one of Debussy's most tantalizing might-have-beens, the incomplete Sonates pour six divers instruments, of which he only finished the sonatas for flute, viola and harp; cello and piano; and violin and piano. Works in the 22 March concert are written for the remaining ensembles of that unfinished collection: a trio of oboe, horn and harpsichord, and a quartet of clarinet, basson, trumpet and piano. My piece, entitled Suite for Claude Debussy in Memoriam, is for the entire twelve-player ensemble.
Here's the score: https://issuu.com/druford/docs/suite_cdim_rediced_...
Debussy's own sonatas from the incomplete collection, for flute, viola and harp; cello and piano; and violin and piano, were also performed at the concert.
Instrumentation Genre Ensemble (with conductor)
Duration 12 minutes
Instrumentation Flute [1 player]; Oboe [1 player]; Clarinet [1 player]; Bassoon [1 player]; Horn [1 player]; Trumpet [1 player]; Harp [1 player]; Piano [1 player]; Violin [1 player]; Viola [1 player]; Cello [1 player]; Double bass [1 player]
Performances of this work
|22/03/2018||University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, Glasgow, Scotland, UK|
- 03 Jun 2022, 11:00
[Covfefe: online coffee chat for composers & musicians]
- 05 Jun 2022, 10:00
[Open Score Club - Gardenscape]
- 08 Jun 2022, 14:30
[A CELEBRATION OF MARTYN BRABBINS – EMERGING COMPOSERS]
- 08 Jun 2022, 20:00
[Sound Thought x GLEAM Concert - Darren Gallacher & Failed System Test]
- 11 Jun 2022, 19:30
[Hebrides Ensemble x Drake Music Scotland: Hidden Door 2022]
- World premiere recording of "The Present", by James MacMillan
- New music listening club
- Sound Thought x GLEAM Concert - Darren Gallacher & Failed System Test
- Figurenotes Software and Resource Hub Lunch
- Album 200m: Ambient Music in a 9v World by casiomtb released
- New Recording: 'Ursa Minor' - chamber music of Stuart MacRae