for orchestra

Composition Date: 2014
Duration: 00:07:30
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
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Programme Note:
I have always loved listening to orchestral music, in particular the slow movements of the classical and Baroque eras. I find that slow movements allow for more complex harmony to be heard, and for all of the subtle details to come through. I think of my new work Adagietto as a kind of love letter for the orchestra, exploring subtle shifts of colour. I am attracted to still life paintings, where the shadings and light create an atmosphere of reflection or contemplation. In this work I wanted to ‘paint’ with thick layers of colours as well as transparently thin textures. For me, the piece is like a small sea of harmony, with occasional melodic lines arising from it. The work was supported by an Individual Artist Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Premiere Information:
7 March 2015, Alix Goolden Recital Hall, Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Symphony; Tania Miller, conductor


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 S6545ada
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • December 3, 2015
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score
    24 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 27
    17 parts
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • 2-2-1-bcl-2 / 2-2-0-0 / Timp-Perc / Str
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