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Beethoven variations (didjeridu with full orchestra)

by Peter Sculthorpe (2003, this version: 2006)

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Requiem / Peter Sculthorpe.

Version: This product features the Full orchestra version of this work

Library shelf no. CD 1401 [Available for loan]

Beethoven variations


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Beethoven variations : for didjeridu and orchestra / Peter Sculthorpe

Library shelf no. 784.2/SCU 15 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2003, this version: 2006

Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (1 player), strings, didjeridu.

Duration: 19 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Contents note: I. Theme -- II. Colonial dance -- III. Chorale -- IV. Colonial song.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Andrew Ford

Commission note: Commissioned by Symphony Australia for performance by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance: by Sebastian Lang-Lessing, William Barton — 4 Mar 06. Princess Theatre, Launceston

The work was originally conceived as part of a project devoted to the seventy-fifth anniversary, in 2003, of the West Australian Symphony. In 2005, the music was extended to almost twice its length and a didjeridu part was added. This was done especially for the celebration, in 2006, of the bicentenary of the City of Launceston.


Performances of this work

18 Jan 2015: at Symphony in the Domain (The Domain). Featuring William Barton, Johannes Fritzsch, Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

29 Nov 14: Hounslow, UK. Featuring Hounslow Symphony Orchestra, Scott Wilson.

4 Mar 06: Princess Theatre, Launceston. Featuring William Barton, Sebastian Lang-Lessing.

21 Nov 03: Concert Hall, Perth. Featuring Vladimir Verbitsky, West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

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