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Beginning of the day : an opera for children

by Anne Boyd (1980)

Audio Sample

Performance by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Ron Spigelman from the CD Dream children

This sample is of the Full orchestra version of this work

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Dream children

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Dream children : orchestral lullabies for sleepy children / featuring the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Version: This product features the Full orchestra version of this work

Library shelf no. CD 255 [Available for loan]

beginning of the day


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The beginning of the day : an opera for children / Anne Boyd

Library shelf no. Q 782.1088054/BOY 1 [Not for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1980

Instrumentation: Alto solo, SSA chorus, piano (2 or 4 hands doubling soprano melodica and jaws harp), percussion (2 players).

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Easy — Aimed at 9-14 year age-group.

Dedication note: For Jeremy Edwards.

The work stems from Gulpilil's account of the Aboriginal dreamtime legend 'The First Sunrise' -- Composer's note.

The work is designed to give maximum flexibility in interpretation, staging and instrumentation. Piano parts may be adapted for other suitable instrumental ensemble.


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