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The City Suite : full orchestra

by Christopher Gordon (1999, this version: 2020)

City Suite


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The City Suite / Christopher Gordon.

Library shelf no. 784.2/GOR 3 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

A suite of nine movements made in 2020 from the score for the Bruce Beresford Imax film, 'Sydney : A Story of a City'.

Work Details

Year: 1999, this version: 2020

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 3 flutes, 3 oboes (3rd doubling cor anglais), 3 clarinets (3rd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 6 horns, 4 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (7 players), piano, 2 harps, strings.

Duration: 19 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. Sailing through the heads -- II. Harbour walk -- III. The garden palace --IV. The distant mountains -- V. Architectural walk -- VI. Building the bridge -- VII. River walk -- VIII. Garden walk -- IX. Fireworks on the bridge.


'Sydney A Story of a City' (original film recording for Imax film)


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