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Small town : for string quartet

by Peter Sculthorpe (1963, this version: 1980)

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Performance by Goldner String Quartet from the CD string quartets. Vol. 1

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The string quartets. Vol. 1 / Peter Sculthorpe.

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Work Details

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.

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Resonate article: New education resource from the AMC: Classroom Arrangements by Philip Cooney by Australian Music Centre

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Performances of this work

14 Nov 2015: at Remembrance (Bowie Hall, Brigidine College). Featuring Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra, Steven Hillinger.

14 Aug 14: Adelaide Town Hall, SA. Featuring Luke Dollman, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

14 Aug 2014: at Our Don (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Luke Dollman, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

9 Jun 14: featuring Brisbane Regional Youth Orchestra.

19 Jun 13: The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre, VIC

19 Sep 12: featuring Conservatorium High School Symphony Orchestra, Carolyn Watson.

19 Sep 2012: at A Festival of Australian Music (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Conservatorium High School Symphony Orchestra, Carolyn Watson.

18 Sep 2012: at A Festival of Australian Music (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Conservatorium High School Symphony Orchestra, Carolyn Watson.

18 Sep 12: Verbrugghen Hall, NSW. Featuring Conservatorium High School Symphony Orchestra, Carolyn Watson.

9 Jun 12: Djanogly Recital Hall, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom. Featuring Nottingham University Philharmonia, Jonathan Tilbrook.

9 Jul 11: Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, United Kingdom. Featuring Ruthless Jabiru, Kelly Lovelady.

9 Jul 2011: at Ruthless Jabiru at the City of London Festival (Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's). Featuring Kelly Lovelady, Ruthless Jabiru.

13 Feb 2011: at WASO @ Fremantle Arts Centre (Fremantle Arts Centre). Featuring Patrick Miller, West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

28 Mar 2010: at Diversity (Riverside Theatres, Parramatta). Featuring SBS Youth Orchestra, Geoffrey Gartner.

25 Aug 2009: at Sydney Symphony: Prokofiev & Sculthorpe (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Richard Gill, Sydney Symphony.

22 Mar 80: Hobart, Tasmania. Featuring Petra String Quartet.

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