Journey to Horseshoe Bend, op. 64 : Symphonic cantata for solo voices, narrators, choirs and orchestra
by Andrew Schultz and Gordon Kalton Williams (2003)
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Based on the autobiographical novel by T.G.H. Strehlow with a libretto by Gordon Kalton Williams.
Instrumentation: Boy soprano, bass baritone, 2 narrators/actors, SA choir, SATB choir, 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contra-bassoon), 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (5 players), harp, electronic organ, strings.
Duration: 55 min.
Contents note: 1. Hermannsburg -- 2. Idracowra -- 3. Horseshoe Bend.
First performance: by David Porcelijn, Rodney Macann, David Bruce, John Stanton, Aaron Pedersen, Sydney Symphony, Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir, Ntaria Ladies Choir, John Wregg — 28 May 03. Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House.
Orchestra is divided into four groups.
Article: The Face - Ashleigh Wilson meets Andrew Schultz (composer)
by Ashleigh Wilson — © News Limited
Source: Source: The Australian, 21 June 2008 pg.3
Article: Wollongong composer brings life to old tale.
by Kerrie O'Connor — © John Fairfax Holdings
Source: Source: Illawarra Mercury, 27 May 2003 pg 7
Andrew Schultz's "Journey to Horseshoe Bend"
by Gordon Kalton Williams
Source: Published by Symphony Services
Article: Scored in black and white
by Gordon Kalton Williams — © News Limited
Source: Source: The Australian, 14 April 2005, pp.14
Gordon Williams, speaking about Journey to Horseshoe Bend
An excerpt from the film Cantata Journey, producer Hart Cohen, reproduced by permission
Performances of this work
28 May 03: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House.. Featuring David Porcelijn, Rodney Macann, David Bruce, John Stanton, Aaron Pedersen, Sydney Symphony, Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir, Ntaria Ladies Choir, John Wregg.
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