The birth of opal : an anthem for double wind quintet
by Richard Charlton (1998)
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Library shelf no. 785.4319/CHA 1 [Available for loan]
Based on the Aboriginal legend of how opals came into being. This work was written for the girls in two wind quintets at Ascham School in Sydney. It is designed to be played antiphonally with the two quintets separate and opposing one another.
Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 horns in F, 2 bassoons.
Duration: 4 min.
Dedication note: For Lou Sharog and Ascham School.
First performance: May 98. Music Camp Concert, at the Packer Theatre, Ascham School, Sydney
Performances of this work
May 98: Music Camp Concert, at the Packer Theatre, Ascham School, Sydney
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