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Adelaide dances : for mandolin orchestra

by Stephen Lalor (2016)

Work Overview

The three movements of Adelaide Dances are:

1. March - A strange, eerie march inspired by the funeral procession in Bulgakov's The Master & Margarita & the famous Adelaide cold-case mystery Somerton Man.

2. Twilight Dance - for the hot summer nights on Adelaide's beaches: a sultry dance of intertwining melodies & rhythms

3. Balkan Rhumba - inspired by the composer's past performances at Adelaide's WOMADelaide Festival, as well as Adelaide's large east-European population.

Work Details

Year: 2016

Instrumentation: Mandolin and guitar orchestra/ensemble: 1st mandolins, 2nd mandolins, mandola, guitar, bass, mandocello (optional), percussion.

Duration: 16 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Contents note: 1. March (5'15") -- 2. Twilight Dance (5'30") -- 3. Balkan Rhumba (4'15").

Commission note: Commissioned by Federation of Australasian Mandolin Ensembles.. Commissioned for the 2017 Adelaide Mandolin Festival

First performance: by Nathan Aspinall, FAME Festival Orchestra at Adelaide Mandolin Festival (St Peter's Cathedral (North Adelaide)) on 21 Jan 2017


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Performances of this work

2 Nov 2019: at Plektra Mandolin Ensemble in Concert (Glebe Town Hall). Featuring Plektra Mandolin Ensemble.

21 Jan 2017: at Adelaide Mandolin Festival (St Peter's Cathedral (North Adelaide)). Featuring Nathan Aspinall, FAME Festival Orchestra.

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