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Flying west

Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)

Flying west : for recorder, cello and harpsichord / Ann Carr-Boyd.

by Ann Carr-Boyd (2013)

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  • Instrumentation: Recorder, cello, harpsichord.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Diana Weston, Thoroughbass from the CD Flying west


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The music is based on a poem by Diana Weston, who wrote about a day in the life of a flying doctor working at the Flying Doctor Service in Broken Hill, outback New South Wales. The centrepiece is the calming Wings from the Sky, a musical reflection of the welcome sight of the Flying Doctor plane when it appears out of the vast sky, its crew arriving to administer comfort and life-saving help.
Clinics are also held in outback towns and many patients have driven or flown a long way to one of these clinics and I have tried to picture the long day, the waiting, the hope, in the section named The Clinic. In Red Earth you may hear a familiar hymn - 'Onward Christian Soldiers' - included in honour of the Rev John Flynn, the Presbyterian minister who founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service on May 15th, 1928, in Cloncurry,

Published by: Wirripang [979 0 720151 21 2] — 1 score 26p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 2 parts

Duration: 9 mins, 30 sec.

Contents note:

Flying West -- Bumby Ride in a fast machine -- Interlude 1 -- Wings from the Sky -- Interlude 2 -- Red Earth -- The Clinic -- The Return (Interlude 2).

Dedication note: dedicated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service

Commissioned by Diana Weston for performance by Thoroughbass.

First performance by Thoroughbass at Flying West (Farnborough House) on 27 Jul 2014

Includes program note.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979 0 720151 21 2

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CD: Flying west / music by Ann Carr-Boyd ; performed by Diana Weston and Thoroughbass.


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