Sculthorpe - Orchestral Works | ABC Classics ABC4810548

Sculthorpe - Orchestral Works

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Label: ABC Classics

Cat No: ABC4810548

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 20th January 2014

Contents

Artists

Peter Sculthorpe (speaker)
Joseph Ortuso (oboe)
Bruce Lamont (trumpet)
Anthony Fogg (piano)
Mark Skillington (trumpet)
Barbara Jane Gilby (violin)
Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble
Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Myer Fredman
Stuart Challender
Antony Walker
Richard Tognetti
David Stanhope
David Porcelijn

Works

Sculthorpe, Peter

Advance Australia Fair
Awake, Glad Heart
Child of Australia
Djilile
Earth cry
Little Serenade
Piano Concerto
Port Arthur: In Memoriam
Sonatas for Strings no.3
Sun Music I - IV
» III
The Fifth Continent for speaker and orchestra
» III Small town

Artists

Peter Sculthorpe (speaker)
Joseph Ortuso (oboe)
Bruce Lamont (trumpet)
Anthony Fogg (piano)
Mark Skillington (trumpet)
Barbara Jane Gilby (violin)
Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble
Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Myer Fredman
Stuart Challender
Antony Walker
Richard Tognetti
David Stanhope
David Porcelijn

About

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.’

Contents:
1. Small Town from The Fifth Continent
Peter Sculthorpe (speaker), Joseph Ortuso (oboe), Bruce Lamont (trumpet)
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra / David Porcelijn

2. Little Serenade
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra / David Porcelijn

3. Sun Music III
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra / David Porcelijn

4. Piano Concerto: Calmo
Anthony Fogg (piano)
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Myer Fredman

5. Earth Cry
Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Stuart Challender

6. Djilile
Synergy

7. Awake, Glad Heart
Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir / Antony Walker

Sonata for Strings No.3
8. I. Deciso
9. II. Liberamente – Estatico
Australian Chamber Orchestra / Richard Tognetti

10. Child of Australia: An Australian Anthem
Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble

11. Advance Australia Fair (Peter Dodds McCormick, arr. Peter Sculthorpe)
Sydney Symphony Orchestra / David Stanhope

12. Port Arthur: In Memoriam
Mark Skillington (trumpet), Barbara Jane Gilby (violin)
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra / David Porcelijn

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