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From Ubirr : for string orchestra with optional didjeridu

by Peter Sculthorpe (1994, this version: 2003)

Also known as: Earth cry

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Performance by Queensland Orchestra, William Barton, Michael Christie from the CD Songs of sea and sky

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Work Details

Year: 1994, this version: 2003

Instrumentation: String orchestra, didjeridu (optional).

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Written for: Michael Christie, William Barton, Queensland Orchestra

From mid-1998 known as: String quartet no. 12 (From Ubirr). Formerly known as 'Earth cry, arranged for string quartet'.


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Performances of this work

26 May 2019: at QSO Chamber Players (QSO Studio South Bank). Featuring Alan Smith, Andre Duthoit, Nicholas Tomkin, Jane Burroughs.

20 Jun 2016: at Heart of Darkness (St David's Cathedral, Hobart). Featuring Jennifer Owen, Sue-Ellen Paulsen, Stephanie Farrands, Susan Collins.

16 Aug 2015: at The Bourbaki Ensemble: many moods for strings (St Stephen's Church, Newtown). Featuring Bourbaki Ensemble, David Angell.

9 Oct 2014: at Peter Sculthorpe - A Celebration of a Life with Music (Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts). Featuring Clover Quartet.

22 Dec 12: Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Featuring Celso Antunes, Radio Chamber Filharmony.

Apr 12: Trackdown Studios, Sydney. Featuring Goldner String Quartet.

24 Nov 2011: at Australian Landscapes (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Zephyr Quartet.

22 Nov 2011: at Australian Landscapes (The Meeting Hall). Featuring Zephyr Quartet.

20 Nov 2011: at Australian Landscapes (Coriole Vineyard). Featuring Zephyr Quartet.

20 Sep 2009: at Orpheus Strings (Katoomba Public School). Featuring Orpheus Strings.

28 Jun 2009: at Goldner String Quartet (Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall). Featuring Goldner String Quartet.

1 May 2009: at Peter Sculthorpe at 80 (Kangaroo Valley Golf & Country Resort). Featuring Goldner String Quartet.

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