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Sculthorpe Orchestral Works
Peter Sculthorpe
David Porcelijn

Sculthorpe Orchestral Works

CD | ABC Classics | 0028948105489 | ABC 4810548 | 09-13

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About the album

A collection of orchestral works from renowned Australian composer, Peter Sculthorpe.
Sculthorpe has devoted his music to the representation of Australia, and to the unique experience of being 'Australian': reflections on the physical and climatic characteristics of Australian outback landscapes, as well as the loneliness they can instil; and also an awareness of Australia's physical proximity to the other countries of the Pacific Basin, from Japan in the north to his own native Tasmanian in the south, from Bali in the west to Mexico in the east. This album offers a compelling insight into the work of Australia’s most respected living composer.
His Sun Music series charted new territory for Australian music and claimed it as his own, with its intensely personal approach to landscape and nature; Sun Music III, featured on this album, evokes a tropical warmth with its abundant fertility and growth. The Sonata for Strings No. 3 explores the composer’s experience of Kakadu National Park; Djilile (‘Whistling-duck on a billabong’) draws on an Indigenous melody from northern Australia. In Earth Cry we hear Sculthorpe’s passionate plea for the Australian environment.
This collection also includes works such as Small Town, a tender celebration of a seaside settler community, and Little Serenade, composed for Michael Powell’s film treatment of Norman Lindsay’s novel Age of Consent. Port Arthur: In Memoriam, one of Sculthorpe’s most heartfelt works, was ‘written for the victims of the massacre at Port Arthur, 28 April 1996, for those who died, and for those who live with the memory of it.’

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Tracklisting
    • 1
      The Fifth Continent: Small Town
       
      06:02
      Composer: Peter Sculthorpe
    • 2
      Little Serenade
       
      02:09
      Composer: Peter Sculthorpe
    • 3
      Sun Music III
       
      12:17
      Composer: Peter Sculthorpe
    • 4
      Piano Concerto: Calmo
       
      06:00
      Composer: Peter Sculthorpe
    • 5
      Earth Cry
       
      10:26
      Composer: Peter Sculthorpe
    • 6
      Djilile
       
      06:59
      Composer: Peter Sculthorpe
    • 7
      Awake, Glad Heart
       
      02:57
      Composer: Peter Sculthorpe
    • 8
      Sonata for Strings No. 3: I. Deciso
       
      05:09
      Composer: Peter Sculthorpe
    • 9
      Sonata for Strings No. 3: II. Liberamente – Estatico
       
      07:51
      Composer: Peter Sculthorpe
    • 10
      Child of Australia – An Australian Anthem
       
      03:44
      Composer: Peter Sculthorpe
    • 11
      Advance Australia Fair
       
      03:08
      Composer: Peter Sculthorpe
    • 12
      Port Arthur – In Memoriam
       
      03:31
      Composer: Peter Sculthorpe
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