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Night song : string orchestra

by Peter Sculthorpe (1993, this version: 1996)

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

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Library shelf no. CD 1876 [Available for loan]

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Night song : for violin, cello and piano / Peter Sculthorpe

Version: This product features the Piano Trios version of this work

Library shelf no. 785.2813/SCU 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This work is an arrangement of the central part of Love 200 (1970), for rock band and orchestra. It acts as a nocturne-like slow movement, the only part of the work in which the rock band is silent. In this arrangement, the solo violin follows the original vocal line, which is concerned with solitary thoughts at night, while becalmed on a distant sea. Set in a straightforward, strophic manner, the four verses of the original are followed by an extended coda. Peter Sculthorpe

Work Details

Year: 1993, this version: 1996

Instrumentation: String orchestra.

Duration: 6 min.

Performances of this work

31 Mar 2019: at Streeton Trio (The Independent Theatre). Featuring Streeton Trio.

4 Nov 2018: at Recomposed: music for strings (St Stephen's Church, Newtown). Featuring David Angell, Bourbaki Ensemble.

25 May 2018: at TSO Live Sessions in the Red Shed (Red Shed, Hobart Brewing Company). Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

27 Apr 2018: at Lyrebird Trio: Songs from Home (Ian Hanger Recital Hall). Featuring Lyrebird Trio.

19 Jan 2018: at Seidler Salon Series – Genevieve Lacey, Daniel Yeadon and Neal Peres da Costa (Elizabeth Street Offices). Featuring Daniel Yeadon, Neal Peres Da Costa, Genevieve Lacey.

14 Aug 14: Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Featuring Jeanell Carrigan, Minah Choe, Goetz Richter.

15 Oct 2013: at Monash Sinfonia: Night Music (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Elizabeth Sellars, Monash Sinfonia.

12 Oct 13: Melbourne Recital Centre : Port Fairy Festival. Featuring Monash Sinfonia, Elizabeth Sellars.

17 May 2009: at TRIOZ (Elder Hall). Featuring Niki Vasilakis, Emma-Jane Murphy, Kathryn Selby.

13 May 2009: at TRIOZ (Melba Hall). Featuring Kathryn Selby, Emma-Jane Murphy, Niki Vasilakis.

12 May 2009: at TRIOZ (City Recital Hall). Featuring Emma-Jane Murphy, Kathryn Selby, Niki Vasilakis.

11 May 2009: at TRIOZ (James O Fairfax Theatre). Featuring Kathryn Selby, Emma-Jane Murphy, Niki Vasilakis.

9 May 2009: at TRIOZ (Recital Room - Oxley College). Featuring Niki Vasilakis, Kathryn Selby, Emma-Jane Murphy.

17 Oct 95: Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall Building, New York City, USA. Featuring Verdehr Trio.

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