Thoughts of Home


by Peter Sculthorpe

harmonica and string quartet
Solo Instrumental, String Quartet
Dedicated to Christopher, Hanna-Mari and Johannes Latham Commissioned by the Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs as part of a multi-composer 10-year project 'Gallipoli Symphony' leading up to 2015, the 100th year anniversary of the battle at Gallipoli, when all the separate commissions will be performed as one work.
First Performance
FP: 25.4.2007, Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey

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Programme Notes
This work is based upon the final chorus of 'Child of Australia' (1987) for speaker, soprano, mixed chorus and orchestra, a setting of words by Thomas Keneally, written for Australia’s Bicentenary celebrations in 1988. The present arrangement was made especially for first performance at Gallipoli, Turkey, on April 25, 2007, on what is known in Australia as Anzac Day

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