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Bettison, Oscar: Gauze Vespers (2007) 12'
for six players

Scoring

Acl(=melodica, Bb cl), perc: vib/2metal pipes/toy piano, pft(=toy piano), vln(=pencil, sm.flexatone), vc(=lg.flexatone).

Abbreviations (PDF).

Territory

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere

12/07/2007
Aspen, CO
Aspen Contemporary Ensemble

World premiere of version

07/03/2008
Theater De Kikker, Utrecht
SOIL

Composer's Notes

Every society is founded in rituals of birth, life and death. The question that was in my mind when I wrote Gauze Vespers was if it would be possible to tell what kind of a ritual was taking place, if one were an observer from a completely alien culture. Thus I think of Gauze Vespers as a strange ritual, seen from afar.

— Oscar Bettison

Reproduction Rights:
This program note may be reproduced free of charge in concert programs with a credit to the composer.




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