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From Nourlangie

Sheet Music: Score

From Nourlangie : arr. string quartet / Peter Sculthorpe.

by Peter Sculthorpe (1994)

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  • Library Availability: 785.714/SCU 9 — Available for loan
  • Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Margaret Schindler, Patricia Pollett, Andrew Shetliffe, Carson Dron from the CD Crimson songs

    (this sample is of the soprano with ensemble version of this work)


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In 1989, I made my first visit to Kakadu National Park, in the north of Australia. Looking out across the great floodplains there, I could see abandoned sites of early white settlement, the Arafura Sea, Torres Strait and, in my imagination, the islands of Indonesia. The musics of these places, and of Kakadu itself, fused in my mind. I have since written a number of works in which this fusion has been incorporated into my musical language. From Nourlangie, is one of these works. It takes its name from an enormous rock monolity in the park. A short work, it consists of three statements of a melody based upon a Three Strait dance-song. Peter Sculthorpe

Published by: Faber Music [0571555195] — 1 score (5p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 4 mins

First performance by Brodsky Quartet — 23 Aug 94. Vale of Glamorgan Festival, St Illtyd's, Llantwit Major

Includes programme note.

From Nourlangie takes its name from an enormous rock monolith in Kakadu National Park.

The Australian Music Centre notes that this composition may contain some words or terms used in relation to Indigenous peoples, references to culture and/or content which could be considered offensive or distressing. These words and/or content reflect the attitude of the period in which they were written and/or that of the composer(s) who may not have obtained correct permissions for use of Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property (ICIP). The Australian Music Centre acknowledges the rights of Indigenous peoples to protect, control and develop their cultural expressions and intellectual property and warns this composition contains ICIP belonging to Indigenous groups across Australia and the Torres Strait Islands.

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

This edition produced 1993.

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- Soprano with chamber ensemble


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