Four performances of classics from the desk of Graeme Koehne
25th October 2023
Two of Graeme Koehne’smost well-known works will be performed in Australia next month.
To His Servant Bach, God grants a final glimpse the morning staris a gracious and moving piece that pays homage to J.S. Bach by adapting some of his characteristic devices, for example the walking rhythms often found in Bach’s music. Originally composed for cello, this work has been adapted for string quartet, guitar ensemble, organ and orchestra.
Resonance String Orchestra will give two performances of this sublime work.
Forty Reasons to be Cheerful: Festive Fanfare for Orchestra will be performed by Ballarat Symphony Orchestra and Norwood Symphony Orchestra. Norwood Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its centenary year and have chosen Forty Reasons to be Cheerful to show that they are indeed cheerful. Happy Birthday Norwood Symphony!
Performed many times since its composition in 2013, the enduring popularity of this work is testament to Koehne’s compositional style. Unashamedly tonal, brilliantly orchestrated and appealingly big-hearted, this work deserves its place in the classical canon.
Ballarat Symphony Orchestra performs Forty Reasons to be Cheerful