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Music for an imaginary Italian film : mandolin ensemble

by Ann Carr-Boyd (1986)

Audio Sample

Performance by Sydney Mandolins, Adrian Hooper from the CD Splendour of the past

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Adrian Hooper conducts the Sydney Mandolins


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Adrian Hooper conducts the Sydney Mandolins

Library shelf no. CD 2128 [Available for loan]

Music for an imaginary Italian film


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Music for an imaginary Italian film / Ann Carr-Boyd.

Library shelf no. 785.7819/CAR 1 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

This work for mandolin orchestra was commissioned by FAME (the Federation of Australasian Mandolin Ensembles) for performance at the Summer School in January 1988, in Sydney. It was subsequently recorded by the Sydney Mandolins, with a smaller ensemble, for release on the Jade series of Australian music compact discs (JADCD 1025). In this form it has featured in numerous broadcasts and also in the concert programmes of the Providence Mandolin Orchestra, in the USA.
The composer says, "Many people ask me about the title of the work - I decided upon this title because I like to have a starting point for my imagination, and having seen many films which focus not only upon a love triangle, but often a car chase as well, this seemed to be a subject that was waiting for me."

Work Details

Year: 1986

Instrumentation: 2 solo mandolins, 4 mandolins, mandola, 2 guitars, bass.

Duration: 9 min.


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