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Olympic Fireworks : for large orchestra

by David Stanhope (2000)

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Performance by Sydney Brass from the CD Sydney Brass plays Stanhope.

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Australian Fantasia


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Australian Fantasia / David Stanhope & His Orchestra.

Library shelf no. CD 2922 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Joyful fanfare-like work, originally for orchestra at Sydney Olympics

Work Details

Year: 2000

Instrumentation: 2 piccolos, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, clarinet in E flat, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 6 horns in F, 4 trumpets in C, 4 trombones, tuba, piano, timpani, percussion (5 players), strings.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Virtuosic for all players

Commission note: Commissioned by the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG), for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, Sydney 2000

First performance: by Sydney Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope — 15 Sep 00. Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games

Performances of this work

Nov 00: University of Missouri-Columbia Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dale Conis, at University of Missouri, USA

15 Sep 00: Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games. Featuring Sydney Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope.

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