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Dawn interlude : solo horn in F

by Paul Stanhope (1999)

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Performance by Peter Luff from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists

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Selected works by AMC represented artists : vol 1

Library shelf no. CD 2037 [Available for loan]

Dawn interlude




Dawn interlude : solo horn in F / Paul Stanhope

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Library shelf no. 788.94/STA 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Dawn Interlude is a short French horn solo extracted my song cycle Songs for the Shadowland. This piece is in some ways a commentary on Oodgeroo's poem Dawn Wail for the Dead but also, in its own way, a personal gesture of sorrow for past wrongs perpetrated against Indigenous Australians. The use of descending glissandi, the use of stopped notes and a 'natural horn' harmonic emphasize the mournful nature of the piece.

Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: Horn in F.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — A.Mus.A.

First performance: by Southern Cross Soloists — Jun 99. Queensland Biennial Festival of Music


Performances of this work

1 Mar 2020: at Australian Bushfire Benefit (Royal Academy of Music). Featuring Renee Kennedy.

3 Oct 2017: at Arcadia Winds - Continuum (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Arcadia Winds.

2 Mar 2017: at Canberra Symphony Australian series: Arcadia Winds (National Portrait Gallery).

30 May 2014: at ANAM Recital - Masters Performance - Alden Cai, horn (Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)). Featuring Alden Cai.

Jun 99: Queensland Biennial Festival of Music. Featuring Southern Cross Soloists.

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