Elaine Agnew


Type of Work: Ensemble
Instrumentation: Cello octet
Length: 8 minutes
Commissioned by: Dublin Youth Orchestras
Premiere: 7 February 1999, Mansion House, Dublin.
DYO Cello Ensemble, conductor Elaine Agnew


Consisting of one continuous movement, Blur opens forcefully and quickly drives its way to a cadenza-like coda where the lack of pulse and pitch allows the musicians to breathe in a sparse and colourful style.  A return to the opening material brings the piece to a sudden end.