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Atherton Tableland waltz : movement II from The Brisbane Suite for mandolin orchestra

by Stephen Lalor (2009)

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Performance by Plektra Mandolin Ensemble, Stephen Lalor from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 45.

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Work Overview

The piece is an evocation of a romantic dance. The composer's paternal grandparents met at a dance on the Atherton Tablelands region of Australia, inland from Cairns - a particuarly beautiful plateau in tropical north Queensland.

Like all Stephen Lalor's works for plucked strings, this piece seeks to be particularly idiomatic, drawing on the composer's own performance background.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Mandolin orchestra.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned by Federation of Australasian Mandolin Ensembles.

First performance: at Eurofest Zupfmusik 2010 (Burgerzentrum Bruchsal) on 6 Jun 2010

The composer has noted the following styles, genres, influences, etc. on this work:
Gypsy and other guitar improvisational styles.

Performances of this work

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

27 Oct 2019: at Plektra Mandolin Ensemble in Concert (Blessed Sacrament Church). Featuring Plektra Mandolin Ensemble.

27 Oct 2019: at Plektra Mandolin Ensemble in Concert (Blessed Sacrament Church). Featuring Plektra Mandolin Ensemble.

24 May 2014: at Musikalische Welt-Zeit-Reise (Marienkirche (Sessenbach, Germany)).

13 Jan 2013: at Mandolins Victoria (Tivoli Club (Windsor)).

2 Nov 2012: at Stephen Lalor & Plektra (St Stephen's Uniting Church (Sydney)). Featuring Plektra Mandolin Ensemble, Stephen Lalor.

6 Jun 2010: at Eurofest Zupfmusik 2010 (Burgerzentrum Bruchsal).

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