Small town : for chamber orchestra
by Peter Sculthorpe (1963, this version: 1976)
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Year: 1963, this version: 1976
Instrumentation: Oboe, 2 trumpets, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, strings.
Duration: 6 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Russell Drysdale
Inspired by D.H. Lawrence's novel Kangaroo, which is set in the 'small town' of Thirroul south of Sydney.
Originally part of a five-movement work, 'The Fifth Continent' for speaker and orchestra.
Work revised 1976.
Resonate article: New education resource from the AMC: Classroom Arrangements by Philip Cooney by Australian Music Centre
Performances of this work
9 Jun 14: featuring Brisbane Regional Youth Orchestra.
19 Jun 13: The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre, VIC
22 Mar 80: Hobart, Tasmania. Featuring Petra String Quartet.
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