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Antarctica : full orchestra

by Nigel Westlake (1992, this version: 1991)

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Performance by Carl Vine, Philippe-Marc Anquetil from the CD Shimmering light

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Antarctica : the film music / composed by Nigel Westlake.

Library shelf no. CD 125 [Available for loan]



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Antarctica : suite for guitar and orchestra / by Nigel Westlake.

Version: This product features the Guitar with full orchestra version of this work

Library shelf no. Q 784.2784/WES 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1992, this version: 1991

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Yearning for the continent -- The last place on earth -- Penguin play -- Threnody -- Penging circus -- Canyons of ice -- Meltponds ; Dry valleys ; The ice core -- Scott's theme -- Wooden ships -- At the pole -- Scott's theme -- Finale -- Postlude.


Article: Interesting display of contemporary work
by W. L. Hoffmann — © John Fairfax Holdings
Source: Source: Canberra Times, 17 October 2003, pg.26

Resonate article: Music of the Spirit: Research Abstracts by Aurora Festival

Resonate article: Asia-Pacific Musics as an Impetus for Upper Primary Class Composition by Diana Blom and Anne Bischoff

Kit: Out of the blue : music resource kit / devised by Kim Waldock.

Video tape: Westlake lecture.

Book: 2006 Australian composition resource kit.


Performances of this work

25 Mar 2018: at Willoughby Symphony: Flight - Westlake (The Concourse, Chatswood). Featuring Nigel Westlake, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Blanch.

24 Mar 2018: at Willoughby Symphony: Flight - Westlake (The Concourse, Chatswood). Featuring Andrew Blanch, Nigel Westlake, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.

20 Apr 2016: at ASO: Classics Unwrapped (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Guy Noble.

20 Mar 2016: at Passion (The Q - Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre). Featuring Matthew Withers, Leonard Weiss, National Capital Orchestra.

31 Oct 2014: at Sitsky (Llewellyn Hall ANU School of Music). Featuring Canberra Youth Orchestra.

2 Jun 2012: at TSO: White Continent (Federation Concert Hall, Hobart). Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Grams, Slava Grigoryan.

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