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Burke and Wills suite : for orchestra

by Peter Sculthorpe (1986, this version: 2003)

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Burke and Wills suite : for orchestra / Peter Sculthorpe

Library shelf no. 784.2/SCU 10 [Available for loan]

Burke and Wills suite


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A Burke and Wills suite / Peter Sculthorpe

Version: This product features the Brass band version of this work

Library shelf no. Q 784.9085/SCU 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1986, this version: 2003

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.

Duration: 19 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: The sand dunes -- The cricket quadrille -- The dream -- The search -- The coolibah --  The Burke and Wills march.

Written for: Darwin Symphony Orchestra

Commission note: Arranged especially for the Darwin Symphony Orchestra

First performance: by Darwin Symphony Orchestra — Jul 03. ASME XIV National Conference, Northern Territory University

This suite is an arrangement of some of the music written for the film, Burke and Wills (Hoyts/Edgely), directed by Graeme Clifford.


Performances of this work

21 Jun 2015: at AdYO Grandparents' Concert (Concordia College Chapel). Featuring Adelaide Youth Orchestra.

25 Oct 2014: at Concert to celebrate Peter Sculthorpe (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Sydney Conservatorium Wind Symphony.

Jul 03: ASME XIV National Conference, Northern Territory University. Featuring Darwin Symphony Orchestra.

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