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Small town : for chamber orchestra

by Peter Sculthorpe (1963, this version: 1976)

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Performance by Sydney Symphony, Stuart Challender, Guy Henderson

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Small town : for chamber orchestra / Peter Sculthorpe

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Work Details

Year: 1963, this version: 1976

Instrumentation: Oboe, 2 trumpets, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, strings.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Dedication note: Dedicated to Russell Drysdale

Originally part of a five-movement work, 'The Fifth Continent' for speaker and orchestra.

Inspired by D.H. Lawrence's novel Kangaroo, which is set in the 'small town' of Thirroul south of Sydney.

Work revised 1976.

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Resonate article: New education resource from the AMC: Classroom Arrangements by Philip Cooney by Australian Music Centre

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Performances of this work

20 Sep 2017: at ASO: Classics Unwrapped 3: Home - Sculthorpe (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Guy Noble, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

31 Aug 2017: at The Voyage to Marege' (Teater Jakarta, Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM)). Featuring Ananda Sukarlan.

14 Nov 2015: at Remembrance (Bowie Hall, Brigidine College). Featuring Steven Hillinger, Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra.

14 Aug 14: Adelaide Town Hall, SA. Featuring Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Luke Dollman.

14 Aug 2014: at Our Don (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Luke Dollman.

9 Jun 14: featuring Brisbane Regional Youth Orchestra.

19 Jun 13: The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre, VIC

19 Sep 2012: at A Festival of Australian Music (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Conservatorium High School Symphony Orchestra, Carolyn Watson.

19 Sep 12: featuring Conservatorium High School Symphony Orchestra, Carolyn Watson.

18 Sep 2012: at A Festival of Australian Music (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Carolyn Watson, Conservatorium High School Symphony Orchestra.

18 Sep 12: Verbrugghen Hall, NSW. Featuring Carolyn Watson, Conservatorium High School Symphony Orchestra.

9 Jun 12: Djanogly Recital Hall, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom. Featuring Jonathan Tilbrook, Nottingham University Philharmonia.

9 Jul 2011: at Ruthless Jabiru at the City of London Festival (Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's). Featuring Kelly Lovelady, Ruthless Jabiru.

9 Jul 11: Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, United Kingdom. Featuring Kelly Lovelady, Ruthless Jabiru.

13 Feb 2011: at WASO @ Fremantle Arts Centre (Fremantle Arts Centre). Featuring Patrick Miller, West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

28 Mar 2010: at Diversity (Riverside Theatres, Parramatta). Featuring Geoffrey Gartner, SBS Youth Orchestra.

25 Aug 2009: at Sydney Symphony: Prokofiev & Sculthorpe (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Sydney Symphony, Richard Gill.

22 Mar 80: Hobart, Tasmania. Featuring Petra String Quartet.

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