First Victory : Australia's First Naval Victory, for wind orchestra with narration
by Martyn Hancock (2018)
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Performance by Royal Australian Navy Band from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 109.
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First Victory : Australia's First Naval Victory, for wind orchestra with narration / Martyn Hancock.
Library shelf no. 784.8/HAN 1 [Available for loan]
First Victory is a descriptive work with narration that tells the story of Australia's first naval victory when HMAS Sydney (I) engaged the German light cruiser SMS Emden at the Cocos Islands in November 1914.
Instrumentation: Narrator, 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 3 clarinet in B flat, bass clarinet, 2 alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets in B flat, 2 trombones, bass trombone, euphonium, 2 tubas, string bass, timpani, percussion (3 players), piano.
Duration: 12 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by the Royal Australian Navy Band for the Centenary of Armistice 1918-2018
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Nautical, War, Battle
- Has as subject/About: Commemoration of war
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