Requiem : for SATB chorus, didjeridu and orchestra
by Peter Sculthorpe (2004)
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Instrumentation: SATB chorus, didjeridu, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), strings.
Duration: 40 min.
Contents note: First part: 1. Introit -- 2. Kyrie -- 3. Gradual -- 4. Sequence -- Second part: 5. Canticle -- 6. Sanctus -- 7. Agnus Dei -- 8. Communion.
Dedication note: To the memory of my mother and father
Commission note: Commissioned by Symphony Australia, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra with funds provided by Australia Council.. Commissioned by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (through Symphony Australia with funds provided by the Australia Council), the Adelaide Festival of the Arts, and the Lichfield Festival (with funds from the Festival Millenium Membership Scheme)
Canticle' is "based upon an indigenous Australian lullaby, and composed at the time of the outbreak of fighting in Iraq, it grew from thoughts about children affected by war.
Article: Cry of the earth
by Vincent Plush — © News Limited
Source: Source: Courier-Mail, 9 April 2005, M05
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Performances of this work
4 Jul 2011: at Choir of Southwark Cathedral & William Barton (Southwark Cathedral (London)).
8 May 2011: at Remembering The Griffins (Fitters' Workshop).
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