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Beast from air : for trombone and percussion

by Brenton Broadstock (1985)

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Performance by Barrie Webb, Julian Warburton from the CD Bright tracks

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Library shelf no. CD 491 [Available for loan]

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Beast from air : trombone and percussion / Brenton Broadstock

Library shelf no. Q 785.5712/BRO 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

The poem and the piece are my expression of protest and anger at the continuing detonation of nuclear devices by several countries, especially the French in the Pacific. These 'tests' must stop!

Just as nuclear fallout gradually breaks down and destroys the balanced ecosystem, so my piece gradually breaks down, becoming at first unsettled, then more and more angry, until finally - the last breath!

Work Details

Year: 1985

Instrumentation: Trombone, percussion.

Duration: 11 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB Grade 8

Commission note: Commissioned by Barrie Webb with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance: by Barrie Webb, James Harper — Apr 86. New Audience Concert, Melbourne


Brenton Broadstock - Beast from Air (Part 1)
Brenton Broadstock - Beast from Air (Part 2)


Performances of this work

9 Dec 2012: at Melbourne Composers' League presents 'Four Colours: Orange' (Richmond Town Hall). Featuring Barrie Webb, Peter Neville.

Apr 86: New Audience Concert, Melbourne. Featuring Barrie Webb, James Harper.

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