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Symphony No. 3, op. 91 : Century

by Andrew Schultz (2012)

Also known as: Century

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Performance by Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Milton from the CD Symphony no.3, and Three architects

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Symphony No. 3 : Century, opus 91 / Andrew Schultz.

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/SCH 14 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Composer Andrew Schultz was engaged by the Centenary of Canberra to compose the Centenary Symphony Commission premiered at the Centenary's Birthday Celebrations event at 8pm on Monday 11 March 2013; performed by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Conductor Nicholas Milton. The performance of the work was the culmination of a full day of activity around Lake Burley-Griffin, followed by a fireworks finale saluting the Griffins' design of Canberra.

The 35 minute work is dramatic and bouyant and is in three movements.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd 2 doubles piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubles cor anglais), 2 B flat clarinets (2nd doubles bass clarinet), 2 bassoons (2nd doubles contrabassoon), 4 French horns in F, 3 trumpets in C (1st doubles trumpet in D), 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, strings.

Duration: 35 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Movement 1: Struggle --  Movement 2: Dream -- Movement 3: Create.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Robyn Archer

Written for: Canberra Symphony Orchestra

Commission note: Commissioned by ACT Government.. Centenary of Canberra commission, ACT Government, 2013.

First performance: by Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Milton at Centenary Symphony Concert (North Lawn, Commonwealth Place ) on 11 Mar 2013


Review: CSO rises to ‘Centenary’ premiere music Symphony No. 3 – “Century” World premiere, Canberra’s Centenary celebrations, 11 March 2013.
by Clinton White © CityNews

Article: Composer Andrew Schultz gives Canberra a capital work
by Matthew Westwood — © The Australian
Source: The Australian, 9 March 2013

Review: Schultz scores a century
by Chris Wallace (17/03/2013) — © Chris Wallace
Source: http://chriswallacecolumns.com/2013/03/17/schultz-hits-a-century/
This review first appeared in the Canberra Times, 16 March 2013

Resonate article: Andrew Schultz's Symphony No. 3 – Century by Nicole Saintilan

Kit: Symphony No. 3, Century, by Andrew Schultz : music education resource

Performances of this work

25 Jun 2023: at Anniversaries (Albert Hall, Canberra). Featuring National Capital Orchestra, Leonard Weiss.

24 Apr 15: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart. Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Hamish McKeich.

11 Mar 2013: at Centenary Symphony Concert (North Lawn, Commonwealth Place ). Featuring Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Milton.

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