The Singing Continent, op. 81 : a festival divertimento based on traditional Australian melodies, for orchestra
by Paul Paviour (1988)
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The Singing Continent, op. 81 : a festival divertimento based on traditional Australian melodies, for orchestra / Paul Paviour.
Library shelf no. 784.2185/PAV 1 [Not for loan]
Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), piano, harp, strings.
Duration: 9 min.
Dedication note: "Dedicated to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II"
Commission note: "Written at the request of the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Australia for the opening of the permanent Houses of Parliament, May 9, 1988"
- Influenced by: Australian folk music
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