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On the beach : for orchestra

by Christopher Gordon (2000)

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Performance by Christopher Gordon, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs from the CD On the beach

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On the beach / music composed and conducted by Christopher Gordon.

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Library shelf no. CD 892 [Available for loan]

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On the beach : film score / Christopher Gordon

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/GOR 4 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2000

Instrumentation: Flute/piccolo, oboe/cor anglais, clarinet in B flat/bass clarinet, bassoon, 4 horns (2nd and 4th doubling bass Wagner tuba), 2 trumpets in C (1st doubling flugel horn in B flat), 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), piano, harp, SATBarB choir, child soprano, strings (including featured solos for violin, viola and cello).

Duration: 102 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Contents note: Part one: The world at war -- Let's surface -- A matter of months -- A new day -- Melbourne -- Decommission -- Above the 60th Parallel -- Through the darkness -- Train ride -- Christmas memory -- Yachts -- On the jetty -- Blanket -- Admiral -- [1M17] -- The chemist -- On the beach -- The beginning of the end -- Message from the north -- Prepare to dive -- Voyage north -- Part two: Don't despair -- Anchorage -- Visions in Anchorage -- San Francisco -- (Revised) San Francisco -- (Rev 2) San Francisco -- (Rev 3) San Francisco -- When the order came -- Swain goes home -- The vote -- This one's for you -- -At the Taj Mahal -- Hirsch collapses -- Hospital -- Savage Melbourne -- Lunch -- Homecoming -- Lovemaking -- Hirsch dies -- Flight through the Apostles, and Elegy -- Final farewells --- Lacrimosa -- Lux perpetua -- A perfect place -- From the beach, silently weeping.

Winner of Australian Screen Music Awards, 2000 (for Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie; Best Original Title Theme for a Series, Serial or Mini-Series; and Best Soundtrack Album), awarded by Australian Guild of Screen Composers.

If a choir is not available the Lacrimosa should be substituted wtih 3Alt. Hirsch.


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