Flying west : for recorder, violoncello and harpsichord
by Ann Carr-Boyd (2013)
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The music is based on a poem by Diana Weston, who wrote about a
day in the life of a flying doctor working at the Flying Doctor
Service in Broken Hill, outback New South Wales. The centrepiece
is the calming Wings from the Sky, a musical reflection of the
welcome sight of the Flying Doctor plane when it appears out of
the vast sky, its crew arriving to administer comfort and
Clinics are also held in outback towns and many patients have driven or flown a long way to one of these clinics and I have tried to picture the long day, the waiting, the hope, in the section named The Clinic. In Red Earth you may hear a familiar hymn - 'Onward Christian Soldiers' - included in honour of the Rev John Flynn, the Presbyterian minister who founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service on May 15th, 1928, in Cloncurry,
Instrumentation: Recorder, cello, harpsichord.
Duration: 10 min.
Contents note: Flying West -- Bumby Ride in a fast machine -- Interlude 1 -- Wings from the Sky -- Interlude 2 -- Red Earth -- The Clinic -- The Return (Interlude 2).
Dedication note: dedicated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service
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