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Sun music IV : for orchestra

by Peter Sculthorpe (1967)

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Performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, John Hopkins from the CD Peter Sculthorpe

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Peter Sculthorpe, 1929-2014


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Peter Sculthorpe, 1929-2014 : the ABC recordings.

Library shelf no. CD 2599 [Not for loan]

Sun music IV

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Sun music IV : for orchestra / Peter Sculthorpe.

Library shelf no. 784.2/SCU 6 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1967

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B flat, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), strings.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by APRA.. Commissioned by the APRA Music Foundation in April 1967.

First performance: by Sydney Symphony, Willem van Otterloo — 29 May 67. Melbourne Town Hall.


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Performances of this work

5 Sep 2015: at Realm and Resonance (Darwin Convention Centre). Featuring Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Matthew Wood.

29 May 67: Melbourne Town Hall.. Featuring Sydney Symphony, Willem van Otterloo.

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