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Songs of sea and sky

CD

Songs of sea and sky / Peter Sculthorpe.

  • Published by ABC Classics — 2004 [4761921] — 1 CD (71 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: CD 1365 — Available for loan

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This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
Please contact our Sales Department to confirm pricing and availability.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Earth cry (1986) for full orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Ferry Road Studio, ABC, Brisbane, on Sep 03.
Peter Sculthorpe Queensland Symphony Orchestra, William Barton, Michael Christie 11 mins, 15 sec.
Kakadu (1988) for orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Ferry Road Studio, ABC, Brisbane, on Sep 03.
Peter Sculthorpe Queensland Symphony Orchestra, William Barton, Alexa Murray, Michael Christie 16 mins, 24 sec.
Mangrove (1979) for full orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Ferry Road Studio, ABC, Brisbane, on Sep 03.
Peter Sculthorpe Queensland Symphony Orchestra, William Barton, Michael Christie 15 mins, 16 sec.
Songs of sea and sky (2003) for strings and optional didjeridu
Recorded/performed at: Ferry Road Studio, ABC, Brisbane, on Sep 03.
Peter Sculthorpe Queensland Symphony Orchestra, William Barton, Michael Christie 16 mins, 16 sec.
From Ubirr (2003) for string orchestra with optional didjeridu
Recorded/performed at: ABC Studio 420, Ferry Road, Brisbane, on Sep 03.
Peter Sculthorpe Queensland Orchestra, William Barton, Michael Christie 12 mins, 10 sec.

Product details

In celebration of his 75th birthday, ABC Classics release Songs of Sea and Sky which features some of Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe's finest music heard in a very new way.

"My first real commitment to the [didjeridu] began in 1994 with From Ubirr, for didjeridu and string quartet, which was written for the Kronos Quartet," says Sculthorpe, one of Australia's National Living Treasures.

"As a result of this work I realised that the didjeridu is implied in almost all my orchestral music. I did nothing about this, however, until several years ago, when I became friends with William Barton. Our friendship culminated in the making of the present recording," he adds.

For the new collection Songs of Sea and Sky, Sculthorpe has rearranged some of his most well-known and important works, Mangrove, Kakadu, Earth Cry, Songs of Sea and Sky and From Ubirr, especially for Barton, one of the country's most exciting young musicians.

William Barton is a young didjeridu player in great demand all over the world - he debuts with the London Philharmonic, a great testament to his rising prominence in the international music scene.

He was born in Mount Isa in North Western Queensland and was taught the instrument, from an early age, by his uncle and the Elders of the Kalkadunga Tribe.

Barton was artist-in-residence with the The Queensland Orchestra.

Songs of Sea and Sky is The Queensland Orchestra's first recording with Chief Conductor Michael Christie.

Duration: 71 min.

This product forms part of the following series: ABC classics.

Liner notes include programme notes and biographical notes on performers.

Related Media

- CD booklet notes: Songs of sea and sky [ABC Classics: 4761921]


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