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A song of swans : for concert band

by Barry McKimm (1988)

Piccolo concerto ; Andante tranquillo ; A song of swans ; Double flute concerto


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A song of swans : for concert band / by Barry McKimm.

Library shelf no. Q 784.8/MCK 2 [Not for loan]

Work Details

Year: 1988

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 8 flutes, 2 oboes, clarinet in E flat, 12 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B flat, 2 cornets in B flat, 2 trombones, bass trombone, euphonium in B flat or BC, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players).

Duration: 12 min.

Commission note: Commissioned by the Band Association of New South Wales as a test piece by the 'A' Grade Concert Band section of the Australian Bicentennial Band Championships, Bankstown, Sydney, 1988.

Composed after the poem 'A song of swans' by Mary Gilmore.

Performances of this work

5 Mar 2016: at Made in Australia (St Stephen's Anglican Church, Richmond). Featuring Grainger Wind Symphony.

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