From Nourlangie

(1994)

by Peter Sculthorpe

Description
string quartet
Duration
4
Genres
String Quartet
First Performance
23.8.1994, Vale of Glamorgan Festival, St Illtyd's, Llantwit Major: Brodsky String Quartet
Availability

A4 facsimile score (fp) 0-571-55519-5 and parts (fp) 0-571-55520-9 on sale

Programme Notes
From Nourlangie for string quartet (1994) In 1989, I made my first visit to Kakadu National Park, in the north of Australia. Looking out across the great floodplains there, I could see abandoned sites of early white settlement, the Arafura Sea, Torres Strait and, in my imagination, the islands of Indonesia. The musics of these places, and of Kakadu itself, fused in my mind. I have since written a number of works in which this fusion has been incorporated into my musical language. From Nourlangie, is one of these works. It takes its name from an enormous rock monolity in the park. A short work, it consists of three statements of a melody based upon a Three Strait dance-song. Peter Sculthorpe

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