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On the beach : Soundtrack album

by Christopher Gordon (2000)

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Performance by Christopher Gordon, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs from the CD On the beach

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On the beach / music composed and conducted by Christopher Gordon.

Library shelf no. CD 892 [Available for loan]

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On the beach : soundtrack album / Christopher Gordon

Library shelf no. 784.2/GOR 1 [Available for loan]

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Withdrawn: the composer has withdrawn this work and it is no longer available for sale or public performance. Materials held in the Australian Music Centre's collection are for reference and research purposes only.

Year: 2000

Instrumentation: Piccolo/flute, oboe/cor anglais, clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon, 4 horns (2nd & 4th doubling bass Wagner tuba), 2 trumpets in C (1st doubling flugelhorn in B flat, opt.), 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), piano, harp, child soprano, choir, strings.

Duration: 74 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Contents note: Prelude (On the USS Charleston ; Let's surface) -- Melbourne (A new day ; A matter of months ; Melbourne decays ; Decommission ; Nordstrom's theory) -- On the beach (Through the darkness ; Moira and Towers meet ; Christmas memory ; On the jetty ; The Great Ocean Road ; The beginning of the end) -- Message from the north (Prepare to die ; Voyage north ; Anchorage) -- San Francisco (Alien landscape ; Swain returns home ; The vote ; At the Taj Mahal) -- The burial cloud (Homecoming ; Hirsh ; Flight through the Apostles and elegy ; Final farewells ; Lacrimosa ; Lux Perpetua ; From the beach, silently weeping).

Winner of Australian Screen Music Awards, 2000 (for Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie; Best Original Title Theme for a Series, Serial or Mini-Series; and Best Soundtrack Album), awarded by Australian Guild of Screen Composers.


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