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Notes from the Composer:
ED00031E_D - Rhapsody for Accordion and Accordion Orchestra, Parts: 
Accordion I
Accordion II
Accordion III
Accordion IV
Accordion V
Accordion VI
Accordion VII
Accordion VIII
Accordion IX
Bass Accordion
Electronium I (Accord. 6)
Electronium II (Accord. 7)

This work was commissioned by New Zealand accordionist, Harley Jones, for performance in New York, August 1988, but was premiered in Auckland in 1987 with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer.

In the first two years, the work received 36 performances worldwide and was recorded by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with Harley Jones as soloist.

Harley was soloist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra on a C.D. of symphony orchestra works composed by Gary Daverne, recorded in 1992 that was released internationally by EMI.

Harley Jones also performed "Rhapsody" at the AAA International Piano Accordion Competition and Festival in New York (August 1988) and at the Prize Giving of the 1990 Coupe Mondiale held in Trossingen Germany in 1990.

Performed frequently internationally, several other recordings have been made of this work. Rhapsody combines the sensitivity, expressive and distinct tone colours of the accordion with the full power of a symphony orchestra or accordion orchestra.

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