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Young tree green : a song of the republic : concerto for double bass & orchestra

by Colin Bright (1988, this version: 1992)

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Performance by Sydney Symphony, Kees Boersma, Elgar Howarth from the CD Australian concertos 2.

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Young tree green (A song of the republic)


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Young tree green (A song of the republic) : concerto for double bass & orchestra / by Colin Bright.

Library shelf no. Q 784.275186/BRI 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1988, this version: 1992

Instrumentation: 4 flutes, 4 oboes, 4 clarinets (doubling bass clarinet and clarinet in E flat), 4 bassoons (doubling contrabassoon), 6 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), harp, solo double bass, strings.

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: "For a republic & a treaty"

Commission note: Commissioned by Australian Broadcasting Corporation with funds provided by Australia Council. Performing Arts Board.

First performance: by Sydney Symphony, Kees Boersma, Elgar Howarth — 12 May 93. Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House


Article: Aboriginal Influences in a Hymn for the Republic
by Judy Robinson — © John Fairfax Holdings
Source: Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 12 May 1993, pp.23

Book: Sydney Symphony Orchestra education programme [1993] : meet the music 2, resource kit.


Performances of this work

7 Nov 2020: at Bang on a Can: First Fridays with Robert Black (Live streaming event (online only)). Featuring Bang on a Can.

12 May 93: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House. Featuring Sydney Symphony, Kees Boersma, Elgar Howarth.

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