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My country childhood : for string orchestra

by Peter Sculthorpe (1999)

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Performance by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, James Judd from the CD Requiem, and orchestral works

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Peter Sculthorpe, 1929-2014


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My country childhood

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My country childhood : for string orchestra / Peter Sculthorpe

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Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: String orchestra.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Contents note: I. From the hills -- II. A church gathering -- III. A village funeral -- IV. From the river.

Commission note: Commissioned by Symphony Australia for performance by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance: by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Marco Zuccarini — 23 Sep 99.

In the third movement there is a suggestion of the accompaniment used by Bach in the chorale, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.


Performances of this work

24 Oct 13: Antwerpen AMUZ. Featuring Steven Verhaert, Royal Flemish Philharmonic.

Unknown date: Gent. Featuring Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Steven Verhaert.

3 May 12: Antwerp. Featuring de Filharmonie, Steven Verhaert.

30 Mar 2009: at Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Federation Concert Hall, Hobart). Featuring Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

28 Mar 2009: at Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Burnie Town Hall Theatre). Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sebastian Lang-Lessing.

23 Sep 99: featuring Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Marco Zuccarini.

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