Music for Bali : for strings and percussion
by Peter Sculthorpe (1968)
Also known as: From Tabuh Tabuhan
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Instrumentation: String orchestra, timpani, percussion (2 players).
Duration: 4 min.
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.
"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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- Inspired by: Balinese culture
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