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Sydney singing

Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)

Sydney singing : for oboe and piano / Peter Sculthorpe

by Peter Sculthorpe (2002)

  • Sales Availability: This item is not available to customers outside Australia and New Zealand.
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  • Library Availability: 788.52/SCU 1 — Available for loan
  • Instrumentation: Oboe (or violin or clarinet in B flat), piano.
  • Audio Sample

    From the CD Requiem


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Product details

This work lovingly describes my feelings about certain well-known places in Sydney. It makes references to popular music and its five movements, all very straightforward are motivically related. The movements are: Prelude, From Bondi Beach, At Circular Quay, From Kings Cross, and Postlude.
Following the Prelude, the second movement, the longest, is concerned with lazy days spent at Bondi Beach. The third movement begins and ends with night sounds on water, its central section suggesting music floating across from the Opera House.
In the fourth movement, I recall a time in my youth, when I lived in Kings Cross writing music for the theatre. A part of 'The Last Post' is used in this movement, referring to the El Alamein Fountain. Bringing the work to a close, the Postlude refers to earlier material.

Published by: Australian Music Centre (under licence from Faber Music) — 1 score 33p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 1 part (10p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 16 mins

Contents note:

1. Prelude -- 2. Bondi Beach -- 3. Circular Quay -- 4. Kings Cross -- 5. Postlude.

Dedication note: Written especially for Nicholas Daniel and Julius Drake
Commission info: A joint commission from the festivals of Cheltenham and Sydney.

First performance by Nicholas Daniel, Julius Drake — 6 Jul 02. Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, [UK]

This work is available for sale. Score & Part set includes one copy of the score and one part - either oboe, clarinet in Bb or violin part. Please specify which part you require when ordering. Price is approx. $50 AUD + postage. Please email sales@australianmusiccentre.com.au for more information.

Includes programme note and performance directions.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced Oct 04.

Related products

This work is also available in the following products:

CD: Requiem / Peter Sculthorpe.

Four Winds Festival 2006.
CD: Four Winds Festival 2006.

This work also exists as the following versions:
- Violin with piano
- Clarinet with piano
- Clarinet with chamber orchestra


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