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

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Boosey & Hawkes

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World Premiere
Aspen, CO
Aspen Contemporary Ensemble
World premiere of version
Theater De Kikker, Utrecht
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

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