Gulistan-e Nur: The Rosegarden of Light Sadie Harrison

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Duration
26 mins
Composed
2015
Published
2015
Categories

Small Ensemble Sextet

Instrumentation
2 Violins, 2 Violas, 1 Violoncello, 1 Double bass, 5 Unspecified Ensemble

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string sextet (with Three Interludes for youth ensemble)

Programme note

Afghan songs and dances for string sextet and youth ensemble.

Youth/amateur ensemble (Interludes only): 5 open instrumentation parts (3 treble, 1 alto, 1 bass) plus keyboard.

 

I Bahar-e nastaran-bihag (Radio Piece)

Interlude 1/ Introduction (Youth ensemble), Sextet Movement 1 (Professional)

II - Shirin dokhtar-e maldar (Sweet Nomad Girl)

Interlude 2, Sextet Movement 2

III - Watan Jan (Dear Homeland)

Interlude 3, Sextet Movement 3

 

On 11 December 2014, several young musicians from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music were performing at the Istiqlal School, home to the French Cultural Centre in Kabul. The venue was targeted by a suicide bomber with devastating results, leaving a number of students (and ANIM’s founder and Director, Dr. Ahmad Sarmast) with severe injuries. Despite these most challenging of circumstances, ANIM continues to provide an extraordinary learning environment for all its students regardless of gender, ethnicity or social circumstances. They are committed to assuring musical rights, rebuilding lives through music, training future music educators, establishing intercultural dialogue and to reviving and preserving Afghan Music.

Gulistan-e Nur: The Rosegarden of Light is dedicated with great admiration to Dr. Ahmad Sarmast and to the students and staff of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, particularly remembering those who were injured in the 11 December attack.

The work is also dedicated to Kevin Bishop and members of the pioneering ensemble Cuatro Puntos who are dedicated to global co-operation and peace through the teaching, writing and performance of music worldwide. Cuatro Puntos gave the premiere on 24 September 2015 at the Lutheran Church of St. Mark, Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA.

Gulistan-e Nur: The Rosegarden of Light was commissioned with generous support from the Arts Council England International Development Fund and the Ambache Charitable Trust.

Premiere
Cuatro Puntos, Lutheran Church of St. Mark, Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA, 24th September 2015.
Performances
  • 29 Jan 2017 |

    Broadcast on Antena 2 / The Geography of Sound (Portugal)

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    Cuatro Puntos (US sextet)

    Ensemble Zohra (youth ensemble from Afghanistan National Institute of Music)

    Kevin Bishop (solo viola)

  • 6 Jun 2016 | 6:00pm |

    Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, ICD House of Arts & Culture, Genthiner Straße 20, 10785 Berlin

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    Cuatro Puntos with youth ensemble

  • 4 Jun 2016 | 7:30pm |

    Unitarian Chapel, St. Saviourgate, York Late Music Concert Series

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    Cuatro Puntos

  • 2 Jun 2016 | 7:30pm |

    St Peter's Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset

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    Cuatro Puntos with Veronica Doubleday and John Baily

  • 1 Jun 2016 | 7:00pm |

    Deptford Town Hall, Goldsmiths College London

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    Cuatro Puntos

  • 30 May 2016 | 7:00pm |

    The Silk Mill Studios, Frome, Somerset

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    Cuatro Puntos

  • 29 May 2016 | 3:00pm |

    Friends Meeting House, Brighton Fringe Festival

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    Cuatro Puntos with Veronica Doubleday and John Baily

  • 28 May 2016 | 7:30pm |

    Swanage School, Purbeck Arts Weeks Festival

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    Cuatro Puntos with youth ensemble

  • 11 Apr 2016 | 7:00pm |

    Groton School, Groton, MA

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    Cuatro Puntos with children ensemble

  • 10 Mar 2016 | 7:00pm |

    University of Connecticut

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    Cuatro Puntos

  • 15 Jan 2016 | 7:00pm |

    Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, Connecticut.

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    Cuatro Puntos
    (Video: Ensemble Zohra, Afghanistan National Institute of Music.)

  • 11 Nov 2015 |

    US Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan

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    Afghanistan National Institute of Music Chamber Orchestra
    Cond. Camilo Jauregui

  • 7 Nov 2015 | 7:30pm |

    Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Sigourney St., Hartford, Connecticut

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    Avery Ensemble and Cuatro Puntos

  • 5 Nov 2015 | University of Hartford, Bloomfield, Connecticut | Avery Ensemble and Cuatro Puntos
  • 10 Oct 2015 | 10:00am |

    Four performances at: Nyaug Elementary School, South Glastonbury, Connecticut Buttonball Lane School, Glastonbury, Connecticut Burns Academy, Hartford, Connecticut Emerson-Williams School, Wethersfield, Connecticut

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    Cuatro Puntos

  • 27 Sep 2015 | St. Paul's On the Green Church: Norwalk, CT, USA | Cuatro Puntos and Avery Ensemble
  • 26 Sep 2015 | Clarendon Hill Church: Boston, MA, USA | Cuatro Puntos and Avery Ensemble
  • 26 Sep 2015 | Trinity College, Hartford, CT | Cuatro Puntos and Avery Ensemble
  • 25 Sep 2015 | 2:00pm | Memorial Middle School in Middlebury, Connecticut, USA | Cuatro Puntos and Avery Ensemble with students from Memorial Middle School
  • 25 Sep 2015 | Goodwin College, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA | Cuatro Puntos and Avery Ensemble with students from Goodwin College
  • 25 Sep 2015 |

    Glastonbury High School: Glastonbury, CT, USA

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    Cuatro Puntos and Avery Ensemble

  • 24 Sep 2015 |

    Lutheran Church of St. Mark, Griswold Street, Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA

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    Cuatro Puntos and Avery Ensemble with local school children

  • 22 Sep 2015 |

    Memorial Middle School: Middlebury, CT, USA

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    Cuatro Puntos

  • 21 Sep 2015 |

    Memorial Middle School: Middlebury, CT, USA

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    Cuatro Puntos

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