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Overture on Colonial Themes

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Overture on Colonial Themes : wind quintet version / Fred Hill.

by Fred Hill (2014)

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  • Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon. (flute may double piccolo bars 158-166 ; clarinet may double bass clarinet bars 126-140).


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This work is a medley of songs popular in Australia before 1900 (hence the title.) The unifying theme is Going Kangarooing by the goldfields entertainer Charles Thatcher (the Colonial Minstrel of the title.) The original version was for brass quartet; the F horn part was added later, as was an optional part for percussion (1 player).

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 5 performance parts (15p. -- A4 (portrait))

Duration: 5 mins, 10 sec.

The Overture is a display piece which touches on styles as varied as Gustav Holst, Shostakovich, Malcolm Arnold and Joseph Horowitz. It is tonal throughout.

Typeset edition.

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