The fifth continent : for speaker and orchestra
by Peter Sculthorpe (1963)
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Instrumentation: Narrator, pre-recorded sounds (didjeridu and natural wind sounds), chamber orchestra (oboe, trumpet, percussion, harp, strings).
Duration: 30 min.
Contents note: Prologue -- Outback -- Small town -- Pacific -- Epilogue.
Commission note: Commissioned by Joseph Post.. Commissioned by the ABC as the organisation's entry for the Prix Italia.
The text featured in this work is selections from D.H. Lawrence's Kangaroo.
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