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Indonesian triptych : full orchestra

by Betty Beath (1977, this version: 1993)

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Indonesian triptych / Betty Beath.

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/BEA 2 [Available for loan]

Indonesian triptych

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Work Overview

The musical journeys described in the Indonesian Triptych are influenced by traditional music, landscape and poetry from the island of Java.

Work Details

Year: 1977, this version: 1993

Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes/cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, timpani, percussion, strings.

Contents note: Journeys 1: Asmaradana -- Journeys 2: Lagu lagu manis dan sederhana (Sweet and simple melodies) -- Journeys 3: Manusia pertama di angkasa luar (The first man in outer space).

Commission note: Commissioned by Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra.

First performance: by Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, Graham Abbott — 5 Nov 94. Australian Played Series, Basil Jones Theatre, Brisbane


Manusia pertama di angkasa luar, from Indonesian Triptych

Manusia Pertama di Angkasa Luar (The First Man in Outer Space) was influenced by a poem of the same title by Javanese poet, Subagio Sastrowardojo. It is one of three tone poems collectively titled JOURNEYS, which were commissioned by the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra.



Performances of this work

5 Nov 94: Australian Played Series, Basil Jones Theatre, Brisbane. Featuring Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, Graham Abbott.

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