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Time and Tide : Echoes of Sydney Harbour

by Miriama Young (2018)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

Time and Tide: Echoes of Sydney Harbour captures the sounds of Sydney Harbour across time. Field recordings of Sydney Harbour entwine with live acoustic evocations from brass and percussion to evoke journeying across the passage of time.


Work Details

Year: 2018

Instrumentation: Trumpet in Bb, French horn, tenor trombone, percussion (1 player), + Fixed Media (Stereo audio playback).

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Percussion part is medium-hard challenging, and very active. Brass are medium challenge.

Commission note: Commissioned for the SSO Fellows by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra with the generous assistance of Dr Janet Merewether in memory of her mother, Tempe Merewether OAM.

First performance: by Sydney Symphony Fellows at SSO Fellows: Mozart, Wagner, Young - Cocktail Hour (Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room) on 22 Sep 2018

The composer notes:
Fixed media track features an imagined soundscape of Sydney Harbour across the past century, which plays alongside the evocations of fog horns and dance-like rhythms in the brass instrumentalists.

Performances of this work

15 Oct 2018: at Nanjing Arts Festival (Nanjing Great Hall of the People). Featuring Sydney Symphony Fellows.

23 Sep 2018: at SSO Fellows: Sunday Idylls (Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) Catholic Church, Forestville). Featuring Sydney Symphony Fellows.

22 Sep 2018: at SSO Fellows: Mozart, Wagner, Young - Cocktail Hour (Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room). Featuring Sydney Symphony Fellows.

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