Chamber ensemble (2-7 players)

For violin and piano

Okuru was written in 1979, while I was composer-in-residence for Northern Arts, United Kingdom and a Fellow of Newcastle University.

About the work

On one level the composition is a 4-section working out of a complex mensural canon, and on another is my response to the arrival of spring after a particularly rigorous winter which I spent in an isolated cottage on the Northumbrian moors, north-west of Newcastle.

Score and recording

The score and part were published in 1991.

Contemporary Australian Violin: thirteen compositions for solo violin — publication

A recording was released on CD as part of a major project to record new Australian music.

Anthology of Australian music: 17 — CD