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Fifteen minute Australia : suite for youth orchestra

by Edward Cowie (1984)

Fifteen minute Australia, op. 35


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Fifteen minute Australia, op. 35 : suite for youth orchestra / Edward Cowie.

Library shelf no. 784.2185/COW 1 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Year: 1984

Instrumentation: 3 flutes (piccolo), 3 oboes (cor anglais, 3 clarinets (bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 2 percussion, harp, piano.

Difficulty: Medium

Contents note: . The blast-furnace at Wollongong steelworks -- II. Pacific wave -- III. Aussie frog calls -- IV. Kookaburra chorus -- V. Lyre birds : Mount Keira rain forest -- VI. Aboriginal ritual -- VII. Forest butterflies -- VIII. Aussie magpies and currawongs -- IX. Lake Illawarra with flying pelicans -- X. Aussie rules -- XI. Cicadas and honeyeaters -- XII. Escarpment thunderstorm! -- XIII. Australia II under full sail! -- XIV. Mad cockatoos! -- XV. Finale : Ned Kelly's gig!

Commission note: Composed for the Merseyside Youth Orchestra as a part of the Composer in Residency with the R.L.P.O. Liverpool. U.K.

Sponsored by the Granada Foundation.


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