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Night song : for violin, cello and piano

by Peter Sculthorpe (1993, this version: 1995)

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Performance by Rachel Atkinson, Roger Heagney, Isin Cakmakcioglu from the CD 20th century piano trios

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Night song : for violin, cello and piano / Peter Sculthorpe

Library shelf no. 785.2813/SCU 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This work is an arrangement of the central part of Love 200 (1970), for rock band and orchestra. It acts as a nocturne-like slow movement, the only part of the work in which the rock band is silent. In this arrangement, the solo violin follows the original vocal line, which is concerned with solitary thoughts at night, while becalmed on a distant sea. Set in a straightforward, strophic manner, the four verses of the original are followed by an extended coda. Peter Sculthorpe

Work Details

Year: 1993, this version: 1995

Instrumentation: Violin, cello, piano.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: To my family

Performances of this work

14 Aug 14: Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Featuring Goetz Richter, Jeanell Carrigan, Minah Choe.

15 Oct 2013: at Monash Sinfonia: Night Music (The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Elizabeth Sellars, Monash Sinfonia.

12 Oct 13: Melbourne Recital Centre : Port Fairy Festival. Featuring Monash Sinfonia, Elizabeth Sellars.

17 May 2009: at TRIOZ (Elder Hall). Featuring Emma-Jane Murphy, Kathryn Selby, Niki Vasilakis.

13 May 2009: at TRIOZ (Melba Hall). Featuring Emma-Jane Murphy, Kathryn Selby, Niki Vasilakis.

12 May 2009: at TRIOZ (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Emma-Jane Murphy, Niki Vasilakis, Kathryn Selby.

11 May 2009: at TRIOZ (James O Fairfax Theatre). Featuring Niki Vasilakis, Kathryn Selby, Emma-Jane Murphy.

9 May 2009: at TRIOZ (Recital Room - Oxley College). Featuring Niki Vasilakis, Emma-Jane Murphy, Kathryn Selby.

17 Oct 95: Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall Building, New York City, USA. Featuring Verdehr Trio.

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