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Sun music III : full orchestra

by Peter Sculthorpe (1967)

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Performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, John Hopkins from the CD Peter Sculthorpe

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Peter Sculthorpe, 1929-2014


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Peter Sculthorpe, 1929-2014 : the ABC recordings.

Library shelf no. CD 2599 [Not for loan]

Sun music III


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Sun music III : for orchestra / Peter Sculthorpe

Library shelf no. 784.2/SCU 5 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1967

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 3 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, 2 tenor trombones, timpani, percussion (2 players), strings (

Duration: 13 min.

Dedication note: For Donald and Kathleen Mitchell

Commission note: Commissioned by ABC.. To mark the twentieth anniversary in 1967 of Youth Concerts in Australia

First performance: by West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Sir Bernard Heinze — 1967.


Performances of this work

28 Aug 2016: at KPO: Orchestral landscapes [Sculthorpe] (St Ives Uniting Church). Featuring Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra, Sadaharu Muramatsu.

27 Aug 2016: at KPO: Orchestral landscapes [Sculthorpe] (St Ives Uniting Church). Featuring Sadaharu Muramatsu, Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra.

19 Feb 14: Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK. Featuring Dane Lam, Southbank Sinfonia.

23 Sep 2011: at ASO Master Series (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

1967: featuring West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Sir Bernard Heinze.

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