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Little suite for strings : string orchestra

by Peter Sculthorpe (1983)

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Performance by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn from the CD fifth continent

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Library shelf no. CD 2599 [Not for loan]

Little suite for strings


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Little suite for strings / Peter Sculthorpe

Library shelf no. 784.7085/SCU 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Made up of title themes written for three films in the 1960s.

Work Details

Year: 1983

Instrumentation: String orchestra.

Duration: 7 min.

Contents note: I. Sea chant -- II. Little serenade -- III. Left Bank waltz.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Australian Chamber Orchestra

Commission note: Commissioned by Australian Chamber Orchestra.

First performance: by Australian Chamber Orchestra, Carl Pini — 22 Sep 83. Sydney Opera House

Performances of this work

Unknown date: Town Hall, Hobart, TAS. Featuring Gary Wain, Hobart Chamber Orchestra.

1 Jul 23: Yehudi Menuhin School, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey

13 Nov 21: featuring Bellingen Youth Orchestra.

11 Sep 2021: at TSO Live Sessions at RFDS Hangar (Royal Flying Doctor Service Hangar, Launceston Airport). Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players.

10 Sep 2021: at TSO Live Sessions - Franklin (Palais Theatre Franklin). Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players.

14 Aug 21: Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC. Featuring Melbourne String Ensemble, Margaret Butcher.

27 Feb 21: Queen Elizabeth II Park, Canberra, NSW. Featuring Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Kristen Williams.

16 Dec 19: Royal Botanical Gardens, Hobart, TAS. Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey.

Unknown date: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW

21 Jul 2018: at Opus Australia (Albany Entertainment Centre). Featuring Burhan Guner, Albany Chamber Orchestra.

4 Mar 2018: at Lollipops and Swoons (QPAC Concert Hall). Featuring Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Sarah-Grace Williams.

7 Jun 2015: at Collusion Chamber Orchestra (Eudlo Hall). Featuring Collusion.

3 Nov 13: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. Featuring Riverina Conservatorium.

19 Jun 2013: at Winter Music (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon).

6 Aug 2009: at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Eastbank Centre). Featuring Nicholas Milton, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

5 Aug 09: featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Milton.

5 Aug 2009: at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (The Capital, Capital Theatre).

4 Aug 2009: at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Wendouree Centre for the Performing Arts).

24 Jun 2009: at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Wendouree Centre for the Performing Arts). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

22 Sep 83: Sydney Opera House. Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra, Carl Pini.

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