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An Australian backyard suite : soprano with ensemble

by Paul Kopetz (2011)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

The 6 short movements based on text by Brisbane poet Svyetlana Hadgraft set out to colorfully describe various plants and animals synonymous with Aussie gardens. From destructive insects to majestic trees, a typical Australian backyard comes to life in the form of 6 songs.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: Version 1: Soprano, clarinet, cello, piano, optional auxiliary percussion. Version 2: Soprano, clarinet, bass clarinet (bassoon), piano, optional auxiliary percussion.

Duration: 21 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Movement 1 "Lorikeet" (3'00) -- Movement 2 "Fire Ant" (3'10) -- Movement 3 "Tree Fern" (3'10) -- Movement 4 "Blue Tongue Lizard" (3'00) -- Movement 5 "Cicada" (2'45) -- Movement 6 "Poinciana" (4'50).

First performance: by Ensemble Entourage — 4 Nov 11. Brisbane

Poetry by Svyetlana Hadgraft

Winner of Director's Choice Award in the Boston Metropolitan Opera International Composers' Competition 2014

Winner of 2nd Prize in the Franz Schubert International Composition Competition in Vienna (Austria), 2012


Performances of this work

12 Jul 2015: at Songs of Innocence (St Mary Immaculate Catholic Church (Ashmore)). Featuring Artico Ensemble.

24 May 2015: at Songs of Innocence (St Alban's Anglican Church (Grange)). Featuring Artico Ensemble.

5 Oct 2014: at Baroque Backyard Blues (Merthyr Road Uniting Church (New Farm)). Featuring Artico Ensemble.

4 Nov 11: Brisbane. Featuring Ensemble Entourage.

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