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The Magic Island : for orchestra

by Paul Stanhope (2012)

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Performance by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey from the CD Magic island

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Hush collection, Volume 14 : live in concert.

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The Magic Island : for orchestra / Paul Stanhope.

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Work Overview

The Magic Island is a short orchestral work inspired by Dr Catherine Crock and her team at The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. It was written especially for the Hush Music Foundation's CD of the same title in a project designed to provide a positive environment for children recovering in hospital. The Magic Island imagines a place beyond the walls of a hospital ward - an Island of hope, playfulness and optimism.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, strings.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional or high standard amateur orchestra

Commission note: Commissioned by HUSH Music Foundation.

First performance: by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey — 5 Dec 13. Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

Music for hospital environment and healing.

Performances of this work

Unknown date: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart. Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey.

12 Feb 2020: at ASO: Classics Unwrapped 1: Magic (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Guy Noble, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

20 Nov 2017: at Peter MacCallum Proms Concert (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre). Featuring Percy Grainger Youth Orchestra, Pat Miller.

20 Nov 17: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC. Featuring Percy Grainger Youth Orchestra.

5 Dec 13: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart. Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey.

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