Sheet Music: Score
From Nourlangie : arr. string quartet / Peter Sculthorpe.
by Peter Sculthorpe (1994)
In 1989, I made my first visit to Kakadu National Park, in the north of Australia. Looking out across the great floodplains there, I could see abandoned sites of early white settlement, the Arafura Sea, Torres Strait and, in my imagination, the islands of Indonesia. The musics of these places, and of Kakadu itself, fused in my mind. I have since written a number of works in which this fusion has been incorporated into my musical language. From Nourlangie, is one of these works. It takes its name from an enormous rock monolity in the park. A short work, it consists of three statements of a melody based upon a Three Strait dance-song. Peter Sculthorpe
Published by: Faber Music  — 1 score (5p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 4 mins
First performance by Brodsky Quartet — 23 Aug 94. Vale of Glamorgan Festival, St Illtyd's, Llantwit Major
Includes programme note.
From Nourlangie takes its name from an enormous rock monolith in Kakadu National Park.
This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.
This edition produced 1993.
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