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Summer beckons : flute with piano

by Sally Greenaway (2014)

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Performance by Barbara Jane Gilby, Sally Greenaway from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 61.

This sample is of the Violin with piano version of this work

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 61.


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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 61.

Version: This product features the Violin with piano version of this work

Library shelf no. CD 2684 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

'...in Summer the walls are covered with blossoms and buds and tendrils reaching...'

Summer Beckons features melodic lines inspired by birds and leafy summer growth.

The piece was commissioned for a song cycle consisting of works by established and emerging Australian composers for the concert 'My Love is a House'. Each composition in the song cycle is associated with a stanza in Martina Hoffman's poem 'My Love is a House'.

Work Details

Year: 2014

Instrumentation: Flute, piano.

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Thea Zimple

First performance: by Liz Royal, Grant Roberts — 2 Aug 14. Wesley Music Centre, Canberra

The composer notes the following influences on this work:
Debussy, Ravel, Hahn.


Summer beckons


Performances of this work

25 Jun 2023: at A century of Australiana (Balgowlah Uniting Church). Featuring FAMS Theatre Company.

6 Mar 2020: at Songs of Silent Earth : An International Women's Day Concert Fundraiser for CWA Drought Relief (Holy Cross Church, Lutwyche). Featuring Muses Trio.

10 Mar 19: Storey Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria. Featuring Monica Curro, Stefan Cassomenos.

13 May 18: McKellar Ridge Winery, Euroka Ave, Murrumbateman, NSW. Featuring Barbara Jane Gilby, Sally Greenaway.

25 Mar 18: Riverina Conservatorium of Music, Hely Avenue, Wagga, NSW. Featuring Sally Greenaway, Lauren Davis, Gillian Pereira.

8 Sep 17: University House, 1 Balmain Cresc, Australian National University, Acton, ACT. Featuring Barbara Jane Gilby, Sally Greenaway.

22 Mar 2015: at Australian Women Composers: Whitwell & Greenaway (High Court of Australia). Featuring Sally Greenaway, Barbara Jane Gilby.

2 Aug 14: Wesley Music Centre, Canberra. Featuring Liz Royal, Grant Roberts.

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