The Compass : for large orchestra with solo flute and didgeridoo
by William Barton and Liza Lim (2006)
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Instrumentation: Solo flute (doubling piccolo and bass flute), solo didjeridu, 3 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, clarinet in A, bass clarinet in B flat, contrabass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B flat (1st doubling piccolo trumpet), 2 trombones, bass trombone, bass tuba, percussion (2 players), piano, strings.
Duration: 22 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Gianluigi Gelmetti
The work begins with a chant sung by the didjeridu player. The text was devised by Liza Lim in consultation with William Barton, translated from his ancestral language of Kalkadoon (Indigenous language of the Kalkadoon nation in the Mount Isa region of Central Queensland).
Article: Musical journey unending
by Matthew Westwood — © News Limited
Source: Source: The Australian, 2 March 2006 pg.12
Article: Lim's pulse of life
by Susan Shineberg — © John Fairfax Holdings
Source: Source: The Age, 21 April 2008 pg.15
Article: Windswept and interesting in its texture
by Peter McCallum — © John Fairfax Holdings
Source: Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 26 August 2006 pg.23
Resonate article: Ian Potter Music Commissions 2007 Fellowships by Australian Music Centre
Resonate article: Alchemical Journeys – Part Two: Liza Lim by Jane Gruchy
- Has as subject/About: Indigenous Australian Culture
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