Antarctica : suite for guitar & orchestra
by Nigel Westlake (1992)
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Instrumentation: Amplified guitar, 2 flutes (1st and 2nd doubling piccolo, 2nd doubling alto flute), 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets in B flat and A (2nd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, 4 French horns in F, percussion (1 player), timpani, harp, strings.
Duration: 23 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Advanced/professional.
Contents note: 1. The last place on Earth -- 2. Wooden ships -- 3. Penguin ballet -- 4. The ice core/Finale.
Commission note: Commissioned by Australian Broadcasting Corporation for performance by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.. Commissioned by the ABC Concert Music Dept. for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra's tour of Australia as part of the ABC's 60th birthday celebrations in 1992.
Article: Interesting display of contemporary work
by W. L. Hoffmann — © John Fairfax Holdings
Source: Source: Canberra Times, 17 October 2003, pg.26
Resonate article: Asia-Pacific Musics as an Impetus for Upper Primary Class Composition by Diana Blom and Anne Bischoff
Resonate article: Music of the Spirit: Research Abstracts by Aurora Festival
Video tape: Westlake lecture.
Performances of this work
25 Apr 2021: at Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra: Sounds of Nature (Valmai Pigeon Performing Arts Centre (VPAC), Somerville House). Featuring Nathan Aspinall, Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, Jeremy Stafford.
24 Apr 2021: at ASO: Nigel Westlake and Grigoryan Brothers in Concert (Festival Theatre - Adelaide Festival Centre). Featuring Slava Grigoryan, Nigel Westlake, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
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