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Grenfell, M ORCID: 0000-0002-3304-0821 2019 , Flinders and Trim. Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

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Abstract

Flinders and Trim is an 18 minute work for orchestra. The piece does not tell a story, but it attempts to capture the essence of the ocean, friendship, companionship, humour, love and loss. The orchestral palette is used in a picturesque way in large sweeping gestures that contrast with intricate passages, a recurring “cat motif,” inspired by sailing ships and surreptitiously including a reharmonisation of the hymn "Eternal Father". During the composition of this piece, I heard the shocking news of the Christchurch massacre. Having been raised in Christchurch, “Now is the hour” is quoted very briefly as a tribute to the victims and survivors of this tragic event.

Item Type: Creative Works
Authors/Creators:Grenfell, M
Keywords: composition
Publisher: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
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Copyright 2019 Maria Grenfell (musical score), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and ABC Classic FM (recording)

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