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Mikri thalassa

Sheet Music: Score

Mikri thalassa / Betty Beath.

by Betty Beath (1993)

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  • Library Availability: 785.715/BEA 1 — Available for loan
  • Instrumentation: 2 mandolins, mandola, guitar, double bass (or bass guitar). Mikri Thalasa has been performed and recorded by mandolin orchestras as well as in the small ensemble listed on the score. 
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  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Melbourne Mandolin Orchestra from the CD Brolga dances


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Mikri Thalassa was commissioned and written for The Sydney Mandolins. The title is from the Greek and translates to Little Sea. One of the influences which inspired the writing of this work was Greek folk song, in particular song from the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese. Another influence was the Greek community in which I have lived for many years and the music I often enjoyed hearing sung and played by our Greek neighbours.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (8p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium — Reliable technique - Amateur/professional.

Duration: 5 min.

Dedication note: For Adrian Hooper and the Sydney Mandolins

Commissioned by Adrian Hooper, Sydney Mandolins.

First performance by Adrian Hooper, Sydney Mandolins — Gala Opening Night Performance, 3rd Australian Women's Music Festival, at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

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