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Passacaglia


Passacaglia
A companion piece for Kirsten Lepore's film Bottle (see below). 
Completed 2011; approximately 5:22 mins in duration.
Initially written for string orchestra and guitar quintet and premiered by the Frederick Irwin Anglican School String Orchestra and Guitar Quintet at the Oakmont Theatre, May 2011. Re-orchestrated for 3 violins, viola, cello, double bass and 2 harps in late 2011, and premiered on 27 August 2012 at the Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, Western Australia conducted by Jess Gethin through the assistance of the Australia Council for the Arts and the Western Australian Department for Culture and the Arts.

'Passacaglia' is conducted in this studio recording by Jessica Gethin and performed by Paul Wright - 1st violin, Pascale Whiting - 2nd violin, Susannah Williams - 3rd violin, Katherine Corecig - viola, Sophie Curtis - cello, Phillip Waldron - double bass and Anthony and Adrian Maydwell - harps. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Lee Buddle at Crank Recording. This recording was made possible through the assistance of the Western Australian Department for Culture and the Arts and the Australia Council for the Arts.

Many thanks to Kirsten Lepore for giving this project her blessing.

The music player and youtube videos on this page can be played simultaneously so as to hear the Passacaglia whilst viewing the film. It's advisable to decrease the volume of the video to about 20%.