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Corroboree : Symphonic ballet

by John Antill

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From the CD Corroboree ; An outback overture

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Corroboree ; An outback overture / John Antill.

Library shelf no. CD 1922 [Available for loan]



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Corroboree : symphonic ballet / by John Antill.

Library shelf no. 784.21654/ANT 1 [On loan, due 31/7/20]

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Work Details

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 French horns, 2 trumpets in B flat, 3 trombones, tuba, pedal timpani, percussion (10 players), harp, celeste, piano, strings.

Duration: 47 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: No.1 Welcome ceremony -- No. 2 Dance to the evening star -- No. 3 A rain dance -- No. 4 The spirit of the wind -- No. 5 Homage to the rising sun -- No. 6 The morning star dance -- No. 7 Procession of totems and closing fire ceremony.

First performance: 1950.

Composed 1946 ; Orchestra Suite No. 1 composed 1946 ; Orchestral Suite No. 2 composed 1950.


Corroboree - Drawing
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Photo Letter to John Antill from ABC 28 May 1945

Article: Scored in black and white
by Gordon Kalton Williams — © News Limited
Source: Source: The Australian, 14 April 2005, pp.14

Article: Indigenous inspiration
Source: Souce: Bangkok Post, 3 October 2008

Article: Cry of the earth
by Vincent Plush — © News Limited
Source: Source: Courier-Mail, 9 April 2005, M05

Article: Corroboree / Michelle Potter.

Book: Encounters : meetings in Australian music : essays, images, interviews / [editors: Vincent Plush, Huib Schippers, Jocelyn Wolfe].

Kit: Australian classical music / Andrew Ford.

Book: 2008 Australian composition resource kit.


Performances of this work

15 Mar 2017: at QSO Education Concert: Dance Inspirations - Antill (QSO Studio South Bank). Featuring Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

3 May 2013: at Sydney and Canberra Youth Orchestras (Gymnasium of the Scots College Glengarry Campus). Featuring Max McBride, Sydney Youth Orchestra, Canberra Youth Orchestra.

2 May 2013: at SYO: Antill's Corroboree (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Sydney Youth Orchestra, Max McBride.

2 May 13: Verbrugghen Hall, NSW. Featuring Sydney Youth Orchestra, Max McBride.

3 Jul 50: featuring John Antill, National Theatre Ballet.


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