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Great sandy island : for orchestra

by Peter Sculthorpe (1998)

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Performance by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, James Judd from the CD Requiem, and orchestral works

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Great sandy island : for orchestra / Peter Sculthorpe

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/SCU 8 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1998

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns in F, 4 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), strings.

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Contents note: I. The sea coast -- II. The boro-ground -- III. The rain-forest -- IV. The garrison -- V. Dune dreaming.

Commission note: Commissioned by Suntory Limited for the Suntory International Program for Music Composition in 1998.

First performance: 13 Oct 98. Suntory Hall by the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra


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13 Oct 98: Suntory Hall by the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra

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