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Requiem : for cello alone : for cello alone

by Peter Sculthorpe (1979)

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Music for cello / Peter Sculthorpe.

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Requiem : for cello alone / Peter Sculthorpe

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Work Details

Year: 1979

Instrumentation: Cello.

Duration: 17 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB L.Mus.

Contents note: Introit -- Kyrie -- Qui Mariam -- Lacrimosa -- Libera me -- Lux aeterna.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Nathan Waks

Commission note: Commissioned by Musica Viva Australia.. Commissioned for performance at the 1979 Mittagong Easter Festival, where concerts were held to mark the composer's fiftieth birthday.

First performance: by Nathan Waks — 14 Apr 79. Frensham School, Mittagong

Uses "plainsong requiem mass as source material" -- p.[1].


Performances of this work

27 Aug 2016: at The History of the Requiem II (St John's Cathedral, Brisbane). Featuring Patrick Murphy.

6 Nov 2015: at ANAM RECITAL - Daniel Smith (Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)). Featuring Daniel [2] Smith.

16 Oct 2014: at Clocked Out & Kupka's Piano (Ian Hanger Recital Hall).

4 Aug 2013: at Oz Chamber (Woollahra Council Chambers). Featuring Woollahra Philharmonic Players.

24 Jun 2012: at Lux Aeterna (The Great Hall, University of Sydney). Featuring Julian Smiles.

28 Jun 2011: at Nicolas Altstaedt & José Gallardo (St Michael's Cornhill).

1 Apr 2009: at Of Art and Music - Live performance by Matthew Hoy (John Curtin Gallery). Featuring Matthew Hoy.

29 Mar 2009: at Of Art and Music - Live performance by Matthew Hoy (John Curtin Gallery). Featuring Matthew Hoy.

14 Apr 79: Frensham School, Mittagong. Featuring Nathan Waks.

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