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Esperance : for chamber orchestra

by Carl Vine (1994)



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Esperance : for chamber orchestra / Carl Vine.

Library shelf no. 784.3/VIN 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The word 'esperance' is not only a reassuring Old English sentiment of hope but also the name of an isolated town on the south coast of Western Australia. While not exactly in the middle of nowhere, this small outpost is certainly on the edge of it. The incredible optimism of the European settlers who arrived at one of the most remote parts of this vast continent and called it 'Hope' speaks of some of the most admirable qualities in Australia's recent heritage: the daring to attempt the improbable, and the tenacity to make it work.

Work Details

Year: 1994

Instrumentation: Trumpet in C, horn in F, timpani, strings.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by the National Australia Day Council

First performance: by Australian Chamber Orchestra — 25 Jan 95. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Performances of this work

25 Jan 95: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

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