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Lullaby : for SATB chorus a cappella

by Peter Sculthorpe (2003)

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Performance by Paul Stanhope, Sydney Chamber Choir from the CD Short cuts: 12.

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Short cuts: 12.


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Short cuts: 12.

Library shelf no. CD 1294 [Available for loan]


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Lullaby / Peter Sculthorpe.

Library shelf no. 782.5554/SCU 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

A lullaby for children victimized by war.

Work Details

Year: 2003

Instrumentation: SATB choir.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Aboriginal language

Commission note: Written especially for the 2003 Dartington International Summer School, Totnes, Devon, UK

Lullaby is based upon one of a number of indigenous Australian melodies collected by Dr. H.C. Lethbridge in the Maranoa district, Queensland, in the 1930s.


Program note: Peter Sculthorpe's "Lullaby"
by Peter Sculthorpe
Source: the score of this work


Performances of this work

20 Aug 2022: at Oriana Chorale: Two Worlds (Belconnen Arts Centre). Featuring Dan Walker, Oriana Chorale.

25 Aug 2022: at Oriana Chorale: Two Worlds (ANU Drill Hall Gallery). Featuring Oriana Chorale, Dan Walker.

14 Jul 12: St Michael & All Angels, Turnham Green, London, United Kingdom. Featuring The Addison Singers, David Wordsworth.

24 Jun 2012: at Lux Aeterna (The Great Hall, University of Sydney). Featuring Sydney Chamber Choir, Thomas Wilson.

27 Jun 2009: at Sacred Songs and Lullabies (City Recital Hall). Featuring Sydney Chamber Choir, Paul Stanhope, Slava Grigoryan.

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