Kangaroo Island : concerto for double bass and orchestra
by Barry Conyngham (2009)
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Library shelf no. Q 784.275186/CON 2 [Available for loan]
Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, bassoons, contrabassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets in C, trombone, timpani, percussion (3 players), harp, keyboard (celeste, piano), solo double bass, strings.
Duration: 19 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Solo: professional, Orchestra: semi-professional.
Contents note: 1. Coastline - seals - visitors -- 2. Flatland - kangaroos - road-kill -- 3. Caves - bats - wonders -- 4. Treeline - koalas - survival -- 5. Skyline - bees - captives.
Commission note: Commissioned for Robert Nairn.
This work can be performed with traditional orchestra or with computer generated synthetic orchestra
Resonate article: Australian music for the double bass - a personal introduction by Jim Coyle
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