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Indian Pacific

Sheet Music: Score

Indian Pacific : for symphony orchestra / James Ledger.

by James Ledger (1996)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 flutes (both doubling piccolos), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), piano, harp, strings.
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    From the CD 2002 Education Program


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Composed in 1996, Indian Pacific is my first orchestral work - the title referring to the train journey across Australia of the same name.
I wrote the work, ironically enough, when I was living in London and it may have been borne from a third-party perspective of life in Australia if not genuine homesickness.

Indian Pacific is built around an unrelenting chugging quaver rhythm that remains constant for most of the piece. It is scored for the usual orchestral forces but also includes piano and a large variety of percussion instruments. Amongst these is a small length of railway track that is played with metal beaters for that authentic train-spotting experience!

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (43p. -- B4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium — Youth orchestra.

Duration: 6 mins

First performance 11 Jun 99. First performed by the Perth Modern School Senior Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Gillam, at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Perth

Includes programme note.

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2002 Education Program
CD: 2002 Education Program / Sydney Symphony.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra 2000, Education Program, K-12.
CD: Sydney Symphony Orchestra 2000, Education Program, K-12.


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