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Centrifugue is based on a humorous premise: what happens when you place a fugue in a centrifuge? The answer is a fantastical canon for orchestra, full of extreme festive gestures and colour explosions.


Australian premiere by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2003, conducted by Kenneth Young at the Federation Concert Hall, Hobart. British premiere by the Oxford Philomusica in 2005, conducted by John Georgiadis at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford. American premiere by the Community Women’s Orchestra in 2007, conducted by Kathleen McGuire, at the Park Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Piedmont, California.

Centrifugue (for orchestra)

  • ZIP file includes PDFs of full score for orchestra (score in C) and all parts: 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in C, 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion: 1 player (Crash Cymbals and Bass Drum), Harp, Strings Advanced level. Duration c. 4 minutes. Total 84 pages. NB. All PDF or ZIP downloads are sent to the email address linked to the PayPal account used for purchase.

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