Small town : for string quartet
by Peter Sculthorpe (1963, this version: 1980)
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Year: 1963, this version: 1980
Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.
Duration: 7 min.
First performance: by Petra String Quartet — 22 Mar 80. Hobart, Tasmania
Originally part of a five-movement work, 'The Fifth Continent' for speaker and orchestra.
Inspired by D.H. Lawrence's novel Kangaroo, which is set in the 'small town' of Thirroul south of Sydney.
Arranged for string quartet by David Matthews.
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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