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Fire in the heavens

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Fire in the heavens / Nigel Butterley

by Nigel Butterley (1973)

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  • Instrumentation: 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), two oboes, cor anglais, two clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons (3rd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), piano, harp, strings.

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Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 33 performance parts (130p. -- B4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 9 mins

Dedication note: For Rodney Wetherell

Commissioned by Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

First performance by Lorin Maazel, Cleveland Orchestra — 4 Oct 73. Sydney Opera House

The work is a response to lines from Christopher Brennan's poem 'Fire in the Heavens' and Judith Wright's poem 'Silence'.

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