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Capricorn skies : guitar quartet

by Richard Charlton (1996)

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Performance by Guitar Trek from the CD sky for dreaming

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Work Overview

Commissioned by Timothy Kain for Guitar Trek, this large five movement work attempts to depict in sound the mood and variety of various Australian skies.

Work Details

Year: 1996

Instrumentation: Treble guitar, 2 standard guitars, bass guitar.

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Contents note: The Southern Cross over a black sea -- Meridian termite mounds with magenta sunset -- Ashen sky with dark sun -- A sky for dreaming -- Opal sky with birds.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Guitar Trek, Tim Kain

Commission note: Commissioned by Guitar Trek with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance: 24 Oct 97. Hope Theatre, University of Wollongong


Program note: Richard Charlton's "Capricorn Skies"
program note by the composer

Performances of this work

24 Oct 97: Hope Theatre, University of Wollongong

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