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First day covers (full orchestra with narrator)

by Nigel Butterley and Edna Everage (1972)

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First day covers


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First day covers / Nigel Butterley, Barry Humphries

Library shelf no. CD 2126 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1972

Instrumentation: Speaker, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion (3 players), piano, harp, string quartet, strings.

Duration: 30 min.

Contents note: Overture : the dream of Edna -- Fanfare -- Prélude à  l'après-midi d'un gnome -- Three Fauna (The shark ; The blowfly ; The funnel-web spider) -- Evonne Goolagong -- Morceau en forme de 'meat pie' -- The pavlova -- Histoire du lamington -- Koangakâla symphony -- Surfers paradise I -- March of the Gladdyators.

Commission note: Commissioned by ABC for performance by Youth Concerts 1972.

First performance: by John Hopkins, Gordon Chater, Sydney Symphony — Feb 72. Sydney Town Hall

"Inspired by those wonderful little windows on our way of life, Australian postage stamps"

Performances of this work

Feb 72: Sydney Town Hall. Featuring John Hopkins, Gordon Chater, Sydney Symphony.

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