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Kangaroo Island : concerto for double bass and orchestra

by Barry Conyngham (2009)

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Performance by Richard Davis, Melbourne Conservatorium String Ensemble, Robert Nairn from the CD Gardener of Time

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Gardener of Time : Barry Conyngham at 75.

Library shelf no. CD 3180 [Not for loan]

Kangaroo Island


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Kangaroo Island : concerto for double bass and orchestra / Barry Conyngham

Library shelf no. Q 784.275186/CON 2 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, bassoons, contrabassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets in C, trombone, timpani, percussion (3 players), harp, keyboard (celeste, piano), solo double bass, strings.

Duration: 19 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Solo: professional, Orchestra: semi-professional.

Contents note: 1. Coastline - seals - visitors -- 2. Flatland - kangaroos - road-kill -- 3. Caves - bats - wonders -- 4. Treeline - koalas - survival -- 5. Skyline - bees - captives.

Commission note: Commissioned for Robert Nairn.

First performance: by Robert Nairn, Penn State Orchestra — 4 Apr 09. State College Pennsylvania, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

This work can be performed with traditional orchestra or with computer generated synthetic orchestra


Performances of this work

27 Aug 2019: at Conyngham at 75 (The Ian Potter Southbank Centre). Featuring Richard Davis.

4 Apr 09: State College Pennsylvania, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Featuring Robert Nairn, Penn State Orchestra.

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