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2(II=picc).1.corA.0.0- tam-t(or gong)/sm susp.cym/glsp; II=cym/lg tam-t/lg susp.cym/glsp; III=BD/med susp.cym/field dr/glsp-harp-pft-strings

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Boosey & Hawkes / Bote & Bock

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World Premiere
QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestra / John Curro
Composer's Notes

Cameron Retchford’s sudden death in January 2003 was cause for much sadness throughout the Australian classical music community. I remember with great fondness playing alongside Cameron in both the Queensland Youth Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, where he was principal cellist for many years. He was a dear friend, a wonderfully humorous person and an extremely fine cellist. This single movement work, Between Moments, with its prominent role for solo cello, is a simple memorial to Cameron. This is mostly quiet, reflective music motivated by a tragic occurrence, though I hope I may have been able to catch that eternally youthful and somewhat mischievous twinkle in his eye here and there.

© Brett Dean, 2003

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Press Quotes

"... a short, contemplative work, with restrained dynamics, long sustained sounds and subtle instrumental timbres. Atmospheric, controlled and sensitive..." (Courier Mail, 10 Jun 2003)

Recommended Recording

Sue-Ellen Paulsen, cello / Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra / Sebastian Lang-Lessing
ABC 476 3219

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