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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, opus 92 : for orchestra / Andrew Schultz.

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/SCH 13 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2012

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.

Difficulty: Advanced

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


Performances of this work

24 Nov 2015: at The Gallipoli Symphony (QPAC Concert Hall). Featuring Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Jessica Cottis.

4 Aug 15: Hagia Arena, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey. Featuring Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Jessica Cottis.

27 Mar 2015: at Essentially Elgar (Federation Concert Hall, Hobart). Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

25 Apr 13: Performed by the Gallipoli Symphony Orchestra, at ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey. Featuring Chris Latham.

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