Nigel Keay - Movement for Orchestra (1985)
Duration: 10 minutes 32 seconds. Recording made by Concert FM, a network of Radio New Zealand
Instrumentation: 2 Flutes, 1 Oboe, 2 Clarinets in A, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horns in F, 1 Trumpet in C, 1 Tenor Trombone, Harp, & Strings.
Movement for Orchestra was composed in Dunedin, NZ in 1985 just after having spent a period of several months in Java, Indonesia. Using variation form for its structure, it opens and closes with a slow section in 4/2 creating an arch form. It is written using a harmonic language that creates a somewhat sombre ambience.
Movement for Orchestra was given a workshop reading by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by John Hopkins in 1987. This event was recorded by Radio New Zealand's Concert FM. Review of the event.