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Law of the Tongue

Sheet Music: Score

The Law of the Tongue : for string quartet / by Nicholas Vines.

by Nicholas Vines (2016)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.
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    Performance by Acacia Quartet from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 81


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The Law of the Tongue is inspired by the unique history of whaling in the town of Eden on the New South Wales south coast. Around in the 19th and early 20th centuries, this industry was based on the extraordinary collaboration of people and orcas - otherwise known as killer whales - in the hunting of baleen whales.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (80p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Duration: 20 min.

Contents note:

I. Yuin -- II. Hunt -- III. Pact -- IV. Passing.

Dedication note: In memoriam Peter Sculthorpe
Commission info: Commissioned by Acacia Quartet & the Limelight Australian Composition Seminar 2015

First performance by Acacia Quartet at ACACIA QUARTET present The Harp & The Harpoon (Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room) on 30 Jul 2016

Includes program notes and performance instructions.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced Apr 17.

ISMN: 9790720201498

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Law of the Tongue
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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 81
CD: Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 81 / Works by Nicholas Vines.


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