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by John Antill

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From the CD Corroboree ; An outback overture

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Work Details

Duration: 47 min.

The Australian Music Centre notes that this composition is historical and 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.

Composed 1946 ; Orchestra Suite No. 1 composed 1946 ; Orchestral Suite No. 2 composed 1950.


Corroboree - Drawing
Score extract

Photo Letter to John Antill from ABC 28 May 1945

Article: Scored in black and white
by Gordon Kalton Williams — © News Limited
Source: Source: The Australian, 14 April 2005, pp.14

Article: Indigenous inspiration
Source: Souce: Bangkok Post, 3 October 2008

Article: Cry of the earth
by Vincent Plush — © News Limited
Source: Source: Courier-Mail, 9 April 2005, M05

Book: 2008 Australian composition resource kit.

Article: Corroboree / Michelle Potter.

Book: Encounters : meetings in Australian music : essays, images, interviews / [editors: Vincent Plush, Huib Schippers, Jocelyn Wolfe].


Performances of this work

15 Mar 2017: at QSO Education Concert: Dance Inspirations - Antill (QSO Studio South Bank). Featuring Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

3 May 2013: at Sydney and Canberra Youth Orchestras (Gymnasium of the Scots College Glengarry Campus). Featuring Max McBride, Sydney Youth Orchestra, Canberra Youth Orchestra.

2 May 2013: at SYO: Antill's Corroboree (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Sydney Youth Orchestra, Max McBride.

2 May 13: Verbrugghen Hall, NSW. Featuring Sydney Youth Orchestra, Max McBride.

3 Jul 50: featuring John Antill, National Theatre Ballet.


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