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song for Neilma

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

A song for Neilma : for tenor recorder and string quartet / Peter Sculthorpe.

by Peter Sculthorpe (2010)

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  • Instrumentation: Tenor recorder, 2 violins, viola, cello.

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This work was lovingly commissioned by Marigold Southey as a gift for her sister, Neilma Gantner. Certainly it was written with much love. It is fitting that it was commissioned especially for the 2010 Four Winds Festival, for performance by my friends Genevieve Lacey and members of the Flinders Quartet. The work is dedicated to Neilma. It is a tribute to her from my heart.

I chose to write the solo part for tenor recorder, for me the most expressive of the instruments of the recorder family. A Song for Neilma begins quietly, with suggestions of the musical material that follows. This consists of a long melody mostly for recorder, accompanied by Balinese-like figurations in the second violin. I often use such figurations in pieces that suggest Australia's coastal waters, as this does. The first violin and viola add counterpoints to the melody and the cello part is punctuated by sounds of seagulls. Following a statement of the melody by the first violin, the recorder brings the music to its close.

Published by: Australian Music Centre (under licence from Faber Music) — 1 set of 5 performance parts (18p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 5 mins

Dedicated to Neilma Gantner

Commissioned by Marigold Southey.

First performance by Genevieve Lacey, Flinders Quartet — 4 Apr 10. Four Winds Festival, Four Winds Amphitheatre, Bermagui

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