On the beach : Soundtrack album
by Christopher Gordon (2000)
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Instrumentation: Piccolo/flute, oboe/cor anglais, clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon, 4 horns (2nd & 4th doubling bass Wagner tuba), 2 trumpets in C (1st doubling flugelhorn in B flat, opt.), 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), piano, harp, child soprano, choir, strings.
Duration: 74 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional
Contents note: Prelude (On the USS Charleston ; Let's surface) -- Melbourne (A new day ; A matter of months ; Melbourne decays ; Decommission ; Nordstrom's theory) -- On the beach (Through the darkness ; Moira and Towers meet ; Christmas memory ; On the jetty ; The Great Ocean Road ; The beginning of the end) -- Message from the north (Prepare to die ; Voyage north ; Anchorage) -- San Francisco (Alien landscape ; Swain returns home ; The vote ; At the Taj Mahal) -- The burial cloud (Homecoming ; Hirsh ; Flight through the Apostles and elegy ; Final farewells ; Lacrimosa ; Lux Perpetua ; 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.
- In the form/style of: Film & TV Music
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