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Indonesian triptych : a cycle of three songs for medium voice and piano

by Betty Beath (1977)

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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

Instrumentation: Medium voice, piano.

Duration: 9 min.

Contents note: Asmaradana (c. 4 min., 5 sec.) -- Nina-bobok (c. 2 min.) -- A tale before sleep (c. 2 min., 45 sec.).


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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