The Arc of Stars David Lumsdaine

The Arc of Stars cover
Duration
16 mins
Published
1997
Categories

Orchestra String Orchestra

Instrumentation
1 Orchestral Strings

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Programme note

Arc of stars, for string orchestra, was composed in 1990 to a commission from the Australian Chamber Orchestra and was first performed by them in 1992, conductor David Stanhope. It is dedicated to Elizabeth Maconchy, lasts about 18', and takes its name from the haiku by Matsumoto Takashi (1906-1956):

Cicadas shrieking:

The arc of stars

Grows steeper still.

(translated by Geoffrey Bownas and Anthony Thwaite)