Undulations (for string orchestra)

Published by Furore Music - Germany

This piece was premiered in Australia in 1990 by the Ars Nova Orchestra in the Blue Mountains NSW and has since had performances and airplay both in Australia and in Europe.

"We are a Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland, called Da Chiesa. We are very proud to play your 'Undulations' in five concerts near Lausanne in December 1996 and January 1997.We enjoy your music and just wanted to congratulate you". Natalia Hasler (Secretary of the orchestra)

The work was also performed in Sydney several times in 2005 and 2006 by the Sydney Sinfonietta under the direction of Anthony Clarke including at a concert in the Utzon room in the Sydney Opera House on the 24 and 25th of June 2006.

It was also performed again in Heidelberg, Germany in 2006 by the orchestra of Gedok. (The Society of the Association of Women Artists and Art Friends)

Undulations - First Movement
The title of this work comes from the wave like motion of the themes. It reflects the composer's love of the water and particularly the Australian beaches. The first movement is a Theme and Variations on an Adagio theme beginning in D minor tonality and ending in E Dorian tonality.

Undulations - Second Movement
The second movement is more animated, making use of syncopated ostinati figures, superimposed with floating melodies. To unify the work, the second movement finishes with a varied repeat of the E Dorian section from the first movement.

A recording of this work by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra ( Czech Republic) is available on Margaret's SENSATIONS CD. (MMP 6041). Click here to purchase this album.

Sensations CD