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Australis suite : for mandolin orchestra

by Stephen Lalor (2013)

Australis suite


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Australis suite : for mandolin orchestra / Stephen Lalor.

Library shelf no. 785.7819/LAL 2 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

The three movements of the Australis Suite reflect the composer's desire to write idiomatically for plectrum-string instruments. It is composed for standard Mandolin Orchestra.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Mandolin orchestra: mandolins I, mandolins II, mandolas, guitars, double bass, optional percussion.

Duration: 13 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Contents note: Ab Ovo (4 min., 15 sec.) -- The blue dress (4 min., 30 sec. )  -- Sequenza (3 min., 10 sec.).

Commission note: Commissioned by the Federation of Australasian Mandolin Ensembles

First performance: at FAME Mandolin Orchestra Festival Concert (Glen Eira Town Hall) on 11 Jan 2014

Performances of this work

17 May 2015: at Providence Mandolin Orchestra concert (Hampton Community Center (Hampton, CT)). Featuring Providence Mandolin Orchestra.

24 May 2014: at Musikalische Welt-Zeit-Reise (Marienkirche (Sessenbach, Germany)).

16 Mar 2014: at Plektra Mandolin Ensemble (Blessed Sacrament Church). Featuring Plektra Mandolin Ensemble.

11 Jan 2014: at FAME Mandolin Orchestra Festival Concert (Glen Eira Town Hall).

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