August offensive, op. 92 : for orchestra
by Andrew Schultz (2012)
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Performance by Gallipoli Orchestra, Chris Latham from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 31.
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August Offensive is a fast and powerful short work for orchestra. It was commissioned as the penultimate movement in the Gallipoli Symphony project funded by the Australian Government's Veteran Affairs Department. The overall project includes movements composed by selected Australian, Turkish and New Zealand composers in commemoration of the World War One events at Gallipoli in 1915.
August Offensive exists in versions for a small-size orchestra and for large orchestra.
Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 B flat clarinets, bassoon, contrabassoon, 2 French horns in F, 3 trumpets in C (trumpet 1 doubles trumpet in E flat), 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, strings.
Duration: 8 min.
Commission note: Commissioned for the Centenary of Gallipoli Symphony by Definitive Events, Canberra
First performance: by Chris Latham — 25 Apr 13. Performed by the Gallipoli Symphony Orchestra, at ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey
- Has as subject/About: Commemoration of war
Performances of this work
25 Apr 13: Performed by the Gallipoli Symphony Orchestra, at ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey. Featuring Chris Latham.
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