Fin de Siecle

Butler, Martin (1998) Fin de Siecle. [Composition]

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Fin de Siècle was commissioned by the English Northern Philharmonia with support from Yorkshire and Humberside Arts and was completed in the autumn of 1996.
Cast as a seven-minute prelude for orchestra, it is largely slow, lyrical in tone and is built in simple, circular melodic fragments. Intended neither as a lament nor a eulogy for the end of our own century, Fin de Siècle is, rather, a response to the flavour and character of fin de siècle music and art of a century ago: a quiet remembrance of things almost too long past to be remembered at all.

Item Type: Composition
Additional Information: 8 mins. full orchestra. Score ISBN 978-0-19-362244-9
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Depositing User: Martin Butler
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:15
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 15:46
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