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Sheet Music: Score

Tartengk / Michael Whiticker.

by Michael Whiticker (1993)

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  • Instrumentation: 3 flutes (2nd doubling alto flute, 3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets in B flat (3rd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba in B flat, percussion (4 players), timpani, harp, strings ( minimum).
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Tartengk, my work for orchestra, was begun in 1985 and after lying idle for 7 years, completed only in 1993. The title is an Australian Aboriginal word found in the South Australian area; it means 'a stick for beating time in singing'.

The sound of the word 'tartengk' immediately communicates something to me. It emanates strength and has a certain exotic appeal and, as it came into being on this contintent, assumes a special quality for me as an Australian. When one considers its musical meaning it is also especially apt as a title for a piece of music.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (76p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 13 min.

Commissioned by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with funds provided by ABC, Australia Council.

First performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra — 1993. Melbourne Concert Hall

Includes performance notes.

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

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