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Mikri thalassa : mandolin ensemble

by Betty Beath (1993)

Audio Sample

Performance by Melbourne Mandolin Orchestra from the CD Brolga dances

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Work Overview

Mikri Thalassa was commissioned and written for The Sydney Mandolins. The title is from the Greek and translates to Little Sea. One of the influences which inspired the writing of this work was Greek folk song, in particular song from the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese. Another influence was the Greek community in which I have lived for many years and the music I often enjoyed hearing sung and played by our Greek neighbours.

Work Details

Year: 1993

Instrumentation: 2 mandolins, mandola, guitar, double bass (or bass guitar). Mikri Thalasa has been performed and recorded by mandolin orchestras as well as in the small ensemble listed on the score. 

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Reliable technique - Amateur/professional.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Sydney Mandolins, Adrian Hooper. For Adrian Hooper and the Sydney Mandolins

Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Mandolins, Adrian Hooper.

First performance: by Adrian Hooper, Sydney Mandolins — Gala Opening Night Performance, 3rd Australian Women's Music Festival, at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

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Performances of this work

Unknown date: Gala Opening Night Performance, 3rd Australian Women's Music Festival, at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Featuring Adrian Hooper, Sydney Mandolins.

26 Sep 97: Gala Opening Night Performance, 3rd Australian Women's Music Festival, at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Featuring Sydney Mandolins, Adrian Hooper.

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