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There is an island : a cantata for children's choir and orchestra

by Don Kay and Clive Sansom (1977)

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Performance by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Rosny Childrens' Choir, Georg Tintner from the CD There is an island

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There is an island : Rehearsal Score / music by Don Kay.

Library shelf no. 782.7548/KAY 2 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1977

Instrumentation: Children's choir, 2 flutes (doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, timpani, percussion (1 player), harp, strings.

Duration: 35 min.

Contents note: I. The Island -- II. Song of the Aborigines -- III. The Coming of the Great Swans -- IV. West-Country Seamen -- V. Free Settlers -- VI. Convicts -- VII. Hobart Town -- VIII. The Black War --  IX. The Lament of the Aborigines -- X. This Land we Share.

Commission note: Commissioned by Australian Rosny Childrens' Choir with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance: by Australian Rosny Childrens' Choir, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra — 1 Jul 77. Odeon Theatre, Hobart


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1 Jul 77: Odeon Theatre, Hobart. Featuring Australian Rosny Childrens' Choir, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

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