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Towards unlit skies : song cycle for vocal soloists, choir and orchestra

by Natalie Williams (2002)

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Performance by Nicholas Milton, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Yvonne Kenny, Elizabeth Campbell, David Hamilton from the CD Works, 1999-2005

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Orchestral music


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Orchestral music / Natalie Williams

Library shelf no. CD 2142 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

A choral and orchestral song cycle composed in celebration of the Bundaleer Forest, near Jamestown, South Australia. Set to the poetry of Pat Rix and Kim Mann, this work tells the story of the land, the people and the history behind the settling and development of the Bundaleer region.

Work Details

Year: 2002

Instrumentation: Soprano soloist, mezzo-soprano soloist, tenor soloist, SATB choir, children's choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, timpani, percussion (2 players), strings.

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Amateur

Contents note: 1. Threads -- 2. Arboretum -- 3. Twilight and renewal.

Commission note: Commissioned by the Belalie Arts Society for the Bundaleer Forest Weekend, Jamestown, SA, March 2003

First performance: by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Milton, David Hamilton, Yvonne Kenny, Elizabeth Campbell — 29 Mar 03.

Text by Pat Rix, Kim Mann and Jamestown community writers


Performances of this work

29 Mar 03: featuring Elizabeth Campbell, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Milton, David Hamilton, Yvonne Kenny.

22 Mar 03: Bundaleer Forest Weekend, South Australia. Featuring David Hamilton, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Yvonne Kenny, Elizabeth Campbell, Nicholas Milton.

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