Graf

Graham Fitkin (1963)

Graf 1996

3232 - 4331 - timp.perc(5) - strings
Duration 
13
Genre 
Publisher 

Graf was composed for the RLPO in 1996. It is based on a specific game in the 1995 Wimbledon final between Steffi Graf and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario. The score was 5-5 in the deciding set and the game lasted 20 minutes with Sanchez having the bulk of the ‘game points’ early on and bit by bit Graf gaining the upper hand until she won the game and the championship. This piece is based around the structure of that game.

Graham Fitkin

Performances 
3.5.97 Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Libor Pesek
3
Flute
3rd doubling piccolo
2
Oboe
3
Clarinet
3rd doubling bass clarinet
2
Bassoon
4
Horn
3
Trumpet
3
Trombone
1
Tuba
1
Timpani
5
Percussion
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