Spirit-essence
for flute, cello and piano

Mary Gardiner
Composer
Mary Gardiner
Composition Date: 1991
Revision Date: 1991
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Trios, Woodwind(s), Keyboard(s) / Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
Mary Gardiner

Spirit - Essence, 1991

Commissioned by: Ardeleana Chamber Trio


“Gardiner paints spacious country in her Spirit-Essence, with its weaving of serene natural-world sounds and intense personal feeling for life…” Pauline Finch-Durichen, Kitchener-Waterloo Record, December 23, 1993

“This work came about in response to an article which upheld the premise that the spirit of humankind, beset these days with anguish over the state of the world, can still find beauty, and it is the artist’s task to reflect beauty as well as anguish. The work has three distinct sections. The first has a continuous figure suggesting serenity. Although each instrument asserts itself in turn, all finally return to serene co-existence. A short interlude allows the performers, using musical gestures provided, to create an atmosphere evocative of a new day. An ancient Hebrew folk dance is the basis for the final section, full of exuberance. The work ends with a return to the initial theme of serenity…”


Premiere Information:
Ardeleana, Toronto, May 1991

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8315 G223sp
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Trios, Woodwind(s), Keyboard(s) / Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 18, 1994
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (23 p.) ;
    23 Pages
    Height: 39 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 33
    2 parts ([33] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For flute, violoncello and piano.
    Photocopy; originals of score and parts in CMC Toronto.

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