Sun Music III - Anniversary Music

(1967)

by Peter Sculthorpe

Description
orchestra
Duration
13
Genres
Full Orchestra
Instrumentation
2.picc.2.2.2 - 3220 - timp - perc(3): vib/chimes/2 susp.cym/gong/guiro/BD/tom-t/tgl/mcas/bongos/crot/claves/SD - strings
Commission
Commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Commission to mark the occasion of the twentieth anniversary in 1967 of Youth Concerts in Australia
First Performance
16.5.1967, Winthrop Hall, Perth WA: West Australia Symphony Orchestra/Sir Bernard Heinze
Availability

Study score (fp) 0-571-50498-1 on sale, full score and parts for hire

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'Sun Music III' reviews

'The program included one bona fide masterpiece – (it) could have been written only in Australia. The sounds of the Far Easts notably the Balinese gamelans are juxtaposed with wild string harmonics and incredibly subtle use of percussion, while long-breathed themes of utmost desolation place us square in the middle of the Outback.' Daily News (USA) (Bill Zakariasen), 25 January 1987 Read more

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