Divertimento No. 6
for solo percussion and orchestra (1984)

Murray Adaskin
Composition Date: 1985
Revision Date: 1985
Duration: 00:15:56
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Orchestra with Soloist, Percussion Soloist

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 2 x Flute
  • 2 x Oboe
  • 2 x Clarinet
  • 2 x Bassoon
  • 2 x Horn
  • 2 x Trumpet
  • 1 x Trombone
  • 1 x Tuba
  • 1 x Percussion ( Solo )
  • 1 x Unspecified bowed strings
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Percussion ( Solo )
  • 1 x Full orchestra
Programme Note:
Murray Adaskin

Divertimento No. 6 for Solo Percussion and Orchestra, 1985

Commissioned by: Sal Ferreras and the Victoria Symphony


“Over a span of 42 years, Murray Adaskin wrote nine divertimenti for various combinations of instruments. The first divertimento was written in 1956, and is scored for 2 violins and piano; the ninth was completed in 1998 for violin, viola, and cello. Divertimento No. 6 dates from 1985 and is the result of a happy collaboration with one of Canada’s most extraordinary percussionists, Salvador Ferreras. It is scored for solo percussion and orchestra, with Ferreras himself providing the cadenza. Divertimento No. 6 was premiered in the ‘Discovery Series’ of the Victoria Symphony. Adaskin dedicated the work to Ferreras and to George Corwin, the conductor of the premiere.”


Premiere Information:
Sal Ferreras, percussion, Victoria Symphony Orchestra, George Corwin, conductor, February 28, 1985

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1340 A221d
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Orchestra with Soloist, Percussion Soloist
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • July 30, 1993
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([2], 68 p.) ;
    70 Pages
    Height: 38 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 82
    19 parts ([82] p.) ;
    Height: 39 cm
    1 solo part (15 p.) ;
    Height: 39 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Solo percussion/2(picc)222/2211//strings.
    Ms. (photocopy); original of score and parts in CMC Toronto.
    Cadenza by Salvador Ferreras (for whom this work was written).

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