Music for Japan


by Peter Sculthorpe

orchestra, with optional didjeridu
12 or 14
Full Orchestra
2222 - 4431 - timp - perc(3): tam-t/timb/BD/crot/bongos/mcas/whip/sand block/susp.cym/guiro/claves/SD - strings
Commissioned by the National Music Camp Association for performance at Expo '70, Osaka
First Performance
25.5.1970, Town Hall, Melbourne: Australian Youth Orchestra/John Hopkins

Score 0-571-50535-X on sale, parts for hire

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'Music for Japan begins with a great sobbing breath of sound, rather like the deep chesty vocalism of Japanese classical singer-actors. Slow planetary wanderings of timbre and accent give way to a middle section for amplified percussion, strongly rhythmic and excitingly developed. There is one beautiful effect (repeated) when a swirling mass of sound comes out into a cloudless major chord on E; and the final chordal structure is a marvelously exultant terracing of orchestral sound.' The Sydne Read more

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