The Law of the Tongue : for string quartet
by Nicholas Vines (2016)
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Performance by Acacia Quartet from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 81
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The Law of the Tongue is inspired by the unique history of whaling in the town of Eden on the New South Wales south coast. Around in the 19th and early 20th centuries, this industry was based on the extraordinary collaboration of people and orcas - otherwise known as killer whales - in the hunting of baleen whales.
Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.
Duration: 20 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional
Contents note: I. Yuin -- II. Hunt -- III. Pact -- IV. Passing.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Peter Sculthorpe. In memoriam Peter Sculthorpe
Commission note: Commissioned by Acacia Quartet & the Limelight Australian Composition Seminar 2015
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- Has as subject/About: Historical events
Performances of this work
2016: Fine Music 102.5 studios, Sydney. Featuring Acacia Quartet.
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