An Australian concert overture : full orchestra : youth orchestra
by Christopher Sainsbury (1985)
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Library shelf no. 784.2192/SAI 1 [Available for loan]
Bursting with positivity, it is essentially an unapologetically melodic piece, full of rich counterpoints, and underscored by rhythmic drive from start to finish apart from one reflective middle slow section. 30 years later it's one of my favourite pieces.
Instrumentation: Flute, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (1 player:triangle, tambourine, tubular bells), harp, strings.
Duration: 4 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — suitable for good community orch, good tertiary orch, or pro' group.
First performance: by ABC Sinfonia — Nov 86. Sydney Town Hall
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Style of orchestration is similar to British light music or American film music.
Winner James Hardie's Australian Young Composer 1986
- In the form/style of: Overtures
Performances of this work
Nov 86: Sydney Town Hall. Featuring ABC Sinfonia.
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