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Piccolo victory : chamber ensemble

by Betty Beath (1982)

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From the CD Poetic nostalgia

Poetic nostalgia


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Poetic nostalgia : music of Australian composers.

Library shelf no. CD 140 [Available for loan]

Piccolo victory


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Piccolo victory : images of colonial Australia / by Betty Beath.

Library shelf no. 785.3414/BEA 1 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Year: 1982

Instrumentation: Flute, harpsichord, piccolo, rhythm sticks, side drum, violoncello.

Duration: 7 min.


Piccolo Victory, Images of Colonial Australia, by Betty Beath

PICCOLO VICTORY, Images of Colonial Australia, was commissioned by and dedicated to the Brisbane Baroque Trio and was first performed in 1982. In this piece I wanted to show, in a slightly ironic manner, images of the colonisation of Australia and to evoke some of our folklore. It was important to me to have the work begin and end with an Aboriginal theme, using didgeridu and clap-sticks as well as the Trio, to indicate the wonderful resilience of the Aboriginal race. - Betty Beath


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