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Djilile : percussion duo

by Peter Sculthorpe (1986, this version: 2005)

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Water settings : Australian music for percussion duo / Match.

Library shelf no. CD 1564 [Available for loan]



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Djilile : for chamber orchestra / Peter Sculthorpe

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Library shelf no. 784.3/SCU 3 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1986, this version: 2005

Duration: 6 min.

Djilile is partly based on an adaptation of an Aboriginal melody collected in Arnhem Land in the late fifties by A.P. Elkin and Trevor Jones. The title means 'whistling-duck on a billabong'.

The initial arrangement of this work for percussion duo was made by Daryl Pratt in 2005.


Program note: Peter Sculthorpe's "Djilile"
by Peter Sculthorpe
Source: the score of this work

Program note: Peter Sculthorpe's "Djilile"
by Peter Sculthorpe
Source: the score of this work

Program note: Peter Sculthorpe's "Djilile"
by Peter Sculthorpe
Source: the score of this work

Program note: Peter Sculthorpe's "Djilile"
by Peter Sculthorpe
Source: the score of this work

Resonate article: Synergy and Grainger Quartet by Australian Music Centre

Kit: Sculthorpe : an icon of Australian music / music resource kit by Graeme Skinner


Performances of this work

7 Jul 2016: at Sydney International Piano Competition: preliminaries (Verbrugghen Hall).

11 Dec 2015: at ACO: Vasse Felix Festival (Vasse Felix). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

30 Oct 2015: at ACO Uluru Festival (Ayers Rock Resort). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

11 Oct 2015: at Remembering Sculthorpe (Reardon Theatre). Featuring Tamara Anna Cislowska, Rachel Johnston.

7 Aug 2015: at AFCM: Concert Conversations with Piers Lane 5 (Townsville Civic Theatre). Featuring Tamara Anna Cislowska.

24 May 2015: at Askill Percussion Duo (Chatswood High School Hall). Featuring Anna Zeltzer, Robert Oetomo.

23 May 2015: at Sydney Marimba Weekend (Chatswood High School).

30 Nov 2014: at Ashley Hribar and special guest Rachel Johnston (Wayville House Concerts). Featuring Ashley Hribar.

18 Nov 2011: at Lunchtime Recital - Eric Christopher Perry and Bronwyn Blaiklock (Oddie Room, Art Gallery of Ballarat). Featuring Bronwyn Blaiklock.

16 Sep 2011: at Brighton to Bondi (Sydney Town Hall). Featuring Elizabeth Scott, Sydney Philharmonia, Brett Weymark.

9 Jul 2011: at Ruthless Jabiru at the City of London Festival (Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's). Featuring Ruthless Jabiru, Kelly Lovelady.

9 Apr 2011: at Overlander (Castlemaine Uniting Church). Featuring Overlander.

31 Jul 2010: at Sunset Series (Townsville Civic Theatre). Featuring Synergy Percussion.

22 May 2010: at Sculthorpe & Spain (Fitter's Workshop). Featuring Tamara Anna Cislowska.

5 Oct 03: Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Featuring John Williams.

2 May 95: Purcell Room, London.. Featuring Fretwork (Musical group).

7 Mar 90: Adelaide Festival of the Arts.. Featuring Synergy Percussion.

12 May 89: Basil Jones Theatre, Brisbane. Featuring Stephen Savage.

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