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Flinders and Trim


Grenfell, M, Flinders and Trim, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Published Creative Work]


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Copyright 2019 Maria Grenfell (musical score), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and ABC Classic FM (recording)

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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 Details

Item Type:Published Creative Work
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Music
Research Field:Music composition and improvisation
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Music
UTAS Author:Grenfell, M (Associate Professor Maria Grenfell)
ID Code:135260
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2019-10-09
Last Modified:2020-05-04
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