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Memory of a Rose

Composer: Anna Baadsvik
Durata: 12 min
Recorded by Baadsvik on CD: Chameleon
Arrangements available in the following instrumentations:
Tuba and Brass Quintet, Tuba and fanfare orchestra

In Anna Baadsvik’s own comments to Memory of a Rose she relates that the piece was conceived ‘after a very lifelike dream about that most unthinkable thing: the loss of that which one holds dearest in life. I was absorbed by the idea, and feeling deeply for all those who have actually experienced this, I set down my dream in music: an all-enveloping personal disaster which encompasses moods ranging from fury, the darkest sorrow and chaos to happy memories, heart-breaking loss and resig- nation.’ Memory of a Rose first existed as a piece for tuba and brass quintet, and was later developed into a concerto for tuba and fanfare band.

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