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Halcyon birds : for string quartet

by David Holyoake (2009)

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Performance by Silo String Quartet from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists

Selected works by AMC represented artists


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Selected works by AMC represented artists : vol. 23

Library shelf no. CD 2351 [Available for loan]

Halcyon birds


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Halcyon birds : for string quartet / David Holyoake.

Library shelf no. 785.714/HOL 6 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This work was inspired by the mythical bird. The 'Halcyon' was believed to spend its entire life on the wing, and had the ability to charm the climate into calm. A very accessible and melodic work with a lofty spirit.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: In 2 movts

First performance: by Silo String Quartet — 24 Oct 04. Trinity Uniting Church, Melbourne

Performances of this work

24 Oct 04: Trinity Uniting Church, Melbourne. Featuring Silo String Quartet.

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