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The thousand steps : orchestra : youth orchestra

by David Keeffe (2014)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

The work is a double metaphor on the Thousand Steps path in the Dandenong Ranges, recognising its popularity as a strenuous walk, and its role as a memorial for those who suffered on the Kokoda track. The technical demands and musical language are deliberately geared to non-professional players, while not compromising artistic goals.

Work Details

Year: 2014

Instrumentation: 2222-2221-timp-str The trumpet parts are in C, but can be played on Bflat instruments.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Targeted at capable community players.

Commission note: Commissioned by the Maroondah Symphony Orchestra for its 50th anniversary.

First performance: by Maroondah Symphony Orchestra, Willem van der Vis at Maroondah Symphony Orchestra 50 yrs (George Wood Performing Arts Centre) on 15 Jun 2014

Performances of this work

29 Nov 2015: at Concert 3 (Performing Arts Centre, Camberwell Grammar School). Featuring Orchestra of U3A Hawthorn, Gyula Czesko.

15 Jun 2014: at Maroondah Symphony Orchestra 50 yrs (George Wood Performing Arts Centre). Featuring Maroondah Symphony Orchestra, Willem van der Vis.

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