Way out ... : for flute and mandolin orchestra
by Ann Carr-Boyd (2012)
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Score & Part
Library shelf no. 785.4419/CAR 1 [Not for loan]
Way out was commissioned by the London Mandolin
Orchestra in 2012. The title is slightly ambiguous - an event
could be described as ' way out', for example. The composer sees
this music as being descriptive of much of the landscape in New
South Wales, Australia - especially the landscape which we think
of as way out west…where the horizon and the landscape seem
endless and the roads are called gun-barrel highways. Australia
is the driest continent in the world and with a population
density of 6.4 people per square mile (second lowest in the world
and most of it centred in the major cities) much of Australia can
be regarded as Outback. The
unique character of the outback has been made famous by Aboriginal and European artists.
I hope that my music can also evoke some of the scenes to be found way out west.
Instrumentation: Flute, mandolin orchestra (2 mandolin I, 2 mandolin II, mandola, guitar, bass).
Duration: 14 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by London Mandolin Orchestra.
- Inspired by: Landscape and Nature
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