Tom’s Serenade for Ann Morris

Chamber ensemble (2-7 players)

For oboe, violin, viola and cello

At an Auckland Philharmonia fund-raising auction in 2000, one of the orchestra’s most generous sponsors, Dr Tom Morris, bid a substantial sum for a short ensemble piece to be written by the composer-in-residence.

Dr Morris chose the instruments and title. The world premiere was given in November 2001 at the orchestra’s 21st birthday celebrations by the Ensemble Philharmonia in the Auckland Town Hall, where it was played as a surprise for Ann Morris, whose birthday it also was.

About the work

Serenade for Ann Morris spans 4 sections in one movement, of which the second is for strings alone, and the third is an oboe cadenza.

Score and recordings

Buy or borrow the score and parts from SOUNZ.

Tom’s Serenade for Ann Morris — SOUNZ

A recording, released by Rattle CDs, can be bought from SOUNZ and all good record stores.

Shadows crossing water — CD

A recording was also released on a SOUNZfine promotional CD.

SOUNZfine Volume 5 — CD