Three Interludes

for orchestra

Mark Bowden

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Composer Mark Bowden
Year of Composition 2018
Duration ca.10'
Forces fl, fl/afl, fl/picc, ob, ob/ca, 2cl, bcl, bn, cbn, 4hn, 3tpt, 2tbn, btbn, tba, timp, 2perc, hp, strings
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Catalogue ID ce-mb1ti1


I composed Three Interludes as musical research for my first opera, before writing any of the vocal music. Composing these three short pieces has allowed me to make early explorations of musical material I am creating for the opera. The interludes are standalone works, but they will also provide means for depicting character, place and action as the opera develops.

Three Interludes was commissioned for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’ 90th birthday celebrations.

The first performance was given by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by B Tommy Andersson at Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff on February 21st, 2018.