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Work

Kakadu : for orchestra

by Peter Sculthorpe (1988)

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Performance by Craig Woodland, MLC School Orchestra from the CD MLC School

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Peter Sculthorpe, 1929-2014 : the ABC recordings.

Library shelf no. CD 2599 [Not for loan]

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Score

Kakadu : for orchestra / Peter Sculthorpe.

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/SCU 5 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1988

Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 4 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), strings.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Patricia Papper

Commission note: Generously commissioned by Emmanuel Papper as a present for his wife Patricia, upon her birthday.

First performance: by Jorge Mester, Aspen Festival Orchestra — 24 Jul 88. Aspen, Colorado.

The Australian Music Centre notes that this composition is historical and may contain some words or terms used in relation to Indigenous peoples, references to culture and/or content which could be considered offensive or distressing. These words and/or content reflect the attitude of the period in which they were written and/or that of the composer(s) who may not have obtained correct permissions for use of Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property (ICIP). The Australian Music Centre acknowledges the rights of Indigenous peoples to protect, control and develop their cultural expressions and intellectual property and warns this composition contains ICIP belonging to Indigenous groups across Australia and the Torres Strait Islands.

Version with didjeridu was prepared in collaboration with William Barton for the recording by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 2003.

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Performances of this work

18 Aug 2024: at QSO: Dreams & Stories (Matthew Flinders Anglican College). Featuring Queensland Symphony Orchestra, William Barton.

Unknown date: Old Museum Building, Brisbane, QLD. Featuring Peter Luff, Queensland Youth Symphony.

21 Oct 2017: at DSO: Kakadu (Darwin Convention Centre). Featuring Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Matthew Wood.

6 Apr 2017: at The Sound of Australia: William Barton with the ASO (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Luke Dollman, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

1 Oct 2016: at Asher Fisch & WASO: Tour de Force - Sculthorpe (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring Asher Fisch, West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

22 Aug 2015: at Greenway Series at Sydney Con (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo DiazmuƱoz.

21 Aug 2015: at Greenway Series at Sydney Con (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo DiazmuƱoz.

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

3 Jun 2012: at AdYO Maestro Series 2: From Russia with Love (Elder Hall). Featuring Adelaide Youth Orchestra, Luke Dollman.

3 Mar 2012: at TSO Gala (Federation Concert Hall, Hobart). Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Marko Letonja.

21 May 2009: at SSO: Kakadu & Belshazzar's Feast (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Sydney Symphony, Vladimir Ashkenazy.

20 May 2009: at SSO: Kakadu & Belshazzar's Feast (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Sydney Symphony, Vladimir Ashkenazy.

1 Mar 2009: at Yanagang Classics in the Caf (Burrinja Cafe).

24 Jul 88: Aspen, Colorado.. Featuring Aspen Festival Orchestra, Jorge Mester.

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