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Bound for a foreign land : for orchestra

by Anne Cawrse (2019)

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Bound For a Foreign Land : for orchestra / Anne Cawrse.

Library shelf no. 784.2/CAW 2 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

In December 1868, a ship called the Orient docked in Port Adelaide, South Australia following an arduous three-month voyage from England. On board this ship were seven young Irish Dominican sisters from Cabra, Dublin.
These young women, through determination, faith, and a sense of calling, established in the young colony a secondary school for girls - St. Mary's College.

Bound for a Foreign Land is the opening movement of a triptych commissioned by St. Mary's College to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the school.
This work for orchestra is inspired by the journey of the seven sisters towards the unknown land of South Australia. The music travels through uncertainty, adventure and finally peace and consolidation, with an Irish-infused theme reflecting upon the heritage and homeland of the founding sisters.

Work Details

Year: 2019

Instrumentation: 3 flutes (1st doubling piccolo), oboe, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, bassoon, 2 alto saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, baritone saxophone, 2 trumpets in B flat, horn in F, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, double bass, timpani, percussion (cymbals, bass drum, tubular bells, wood block, snare drum, xylophone, triangle, tambourine), strings (Violin I & II, Violas, Cellos).

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned by St. Mary's College, Adelaide, in celebration of the school's 150th anniversary.

Performances of this work

10 Aug 19: Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre

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