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Australian Fantasia : for orchestra

by David Stanhope (2002)

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Australian fantasia : for orchestra / David Stanhope.

Library shelf no. 784.2/STA 7 [Available for loan]

Advance Australia fair

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Work Overview

In four movements, three of which contain famous Australian tunes, mostly straightforward melodies and harmonies. 1st movement "Sydney Harbour" begins with a fanfare before a fast-moving melody. Middle section includes "Waltzing Matilda". 2nd movement "The Road to Gundagai" treats this famous Australian melody in a slow romantic style with an extended introduction. Includes a short fast section before a gentle coda. 3rd Movement "Southern Cross" is a heavy extended original fanfare with more dissonance. The main motif is a four-note theme representing the four points of the Southern Cross. 4th Movement is an arrangement of "Advance Australia Fair", originally written for the Sydney 2000 Olympics opening ceremony. A popular "light classical" work. An optional chorus and contralto solo can be added if desired.

Work Details

Year: 2002

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), harp, optional solo alto voice (4th movt only), optional SATB chorus (4th movt only), strings.

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — includes high registers for wind and brass

Contents note: 1. Sydney Harbour -- 2. The Road to Gundagai -- 3. Southern Cross -- 4. Advance Australia fair.

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