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Gardens of Stone (didjeridu with string orchestra)

by Amanda Handel (2009)

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Performance by Amanda Handel, Michael Jackson from the CD Gardens of stone

This sample is of the Duos: Didjeridu, piano version of this work

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Gardens of stone / Amanda Handel, piano ; Michael Jackson, didjeridu.

Version: This product features the Duos: Didjeridu, piano version of this work

Library shelf no. CD 2417 [Available for loan]

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Gardens of Stone : for string orchestra with didjeridu / Amanda Handel.

Library shelf no. 784.7/HAN 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

The piece is in one movement which moves between highly charged rhythmic passages into areas of delicate sonority. The piano writing is somewhat toccata-like. The didjeridu part is unpublished in the piano version. In performance the didjeridu player is an optional bonus

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: String orchestra and didjeridu in B and C# (optional)

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Wyn Jones for his committment to the environment and his work in conservation

First performance: by Orpheus Strings, Michael Jackson at Orpheus Strings (Katoomba Public School) on 20 Sep 2009

Gardens of Stone is on the programme of an ongoing concert series titled "Wlid Country Australia" by Camerata Ardesko which includes an extensive photographic presentation choreographed to the music.

Written in celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the official gazettal of the Blue Mountains National Park.


Performances of this work

8 Sep 2013: at Orpheus Strings 20th anniversary concert (Pat Heffernan Hall). Featuring Julie Cooney, Orpheus Strings.

26 May 2013: at Gardens of Stone (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre). Featuring Michael Jackson, Amanda Handel.

17 Nov 12: Blackheath Uniting Church NSW. Featuring Michael Jackson, Amanda Handel.

23 Sep 12: CD launch concert, Blackheath Uniting Church, Blue Mountains, NSW. Featuring Amanda Handel, Michael Jackson.

3 Jul 2010: at WILD COUNTRY (Het Concertgebouw). Featuring Camerata Ardesko, Catalin Milea, Melanie Waite.

1 Jul 2010: at WILD COUNTRY (Lutherse Kerk). Featuring Catalin Milea, Melanie Waite, Camerata Ardesko.

20 Sep 2009: at Orpheus Strings (Katoomba Public School). Featuring Michael Jackson, Orpheus Strings.

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