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Music for Bali : for strings and percussion

by Peter Sculthorpe (1968)

Also known as: From Tabuh Tabuhan

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Performance by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills from the CD Quamby

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Quamby / Peter Sculthorpe ; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Library shelf no. CD 1482 [Available for loan]

Music for Bali


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Music for Bali : for strings and percussion / Peter Sculthorpe

Library shelf no. 784.7/SCU 9 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1968

Instrumentation: String orchestra, timpani, percussion (2 players).

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Written for an ABC radio programme marking the eighty-sixth birthday of Igor Stravinsky. The title was changed following the tragic bombing in Bali in 2002.

First performance: by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Patrick Thomas — 2 May 68.

"Based upon a part of the first movement of my Balinese-inspired work, Tabuh Tabuhan, for wind quintet and percussion, it was originally known as From Tabuh Tabuhan. Following the tragic bombing in Bali, in 2002, I decided to change the title. The music now stands as a memorial to those who lost their lives" -- Composer's note.


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2 May 68: featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Patrick Thomas.

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