Great Barrier : a suite for guitar orchestra
by Richard Charlton (2012)
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Library shelf no. 785.78719/CHA 9 [Available for loan]
Not so much about the reef itself but about various aspects of it and my feelings towards it. 1. 'The Fatal Reef' refers to the many dangers it posed to early explorers, not least to Captain Cook. 2. 'Clownfish & Seahorse Ballet' is a light-hearted dance featuring two of the reef's more celebrated inhabitants. 3. 'A Dream of Corals' celebrates the wonderful colour, diversity and uniqueness of the reef. 4. 'The Voyage of the Green Sea Turtle' takes us on an amazing journey that is the life of a creature that can live for up to 80 years. From nesting to feeding areas, Green Sea Turtles are known to make long ocean voyages but always returning to the same beach to lay their eggs.
Instrumentation: Guitar Orchestra/ensemble (gu1, gu2, gu3, bass gu)
Duration: 13 min.
Contents note: 1. The Fatal Reef -- 2. Clownfish & Seahorse Ballet -- 3. A Dream of Corals -- 4. The Voyage of the Green Sea Turtle.
Performances of this work
27 Oct 19: Carlton Theatre - Carlyle Gardens, Townsville QLD
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