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The Law of the Tongue : for string quartet

by Nicholas Vines (2016)

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Performance by Acacia Quartet from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 81

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 81 / Works by Nicholas Vines.

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Work Overview

The Law of the Tongue is inspired by the unique history of whaling in the town of Eden on the New South Wales south coast. Around in the 19th and early 20th centuries, this industry was based on the extraordinary collaboration of people and orcas - otherwise known as killer whales - in the hunting of baleen whales.

Work Details

Year: 2016

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Contents note: I. Yuin -- II. Hunt -- III. Pact -- IV. Passing.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Peter Sculthorpe. In memoriam Peter Sculthorpe

Commission note: Commissioned by Acacia Quartet & the Limelight Australian Composition Seminar 2015

First performance: by Acacia Quartet at ACACIA QUARTET present The Harp & The Harpoon (Sydney Opera House - Utzon Room) on 30 Jul 2016

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30 Jul 2016: at ACACIA QUARTET present The Harp & The Harpoon (Sydney Opera House - Utzon Room). Featuring Acacia Quartet.

2016: Fine Music 102.5 studios, Sydney. Featuring Acacia Quartet.

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