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Sculthorpe: Requiem [Import]

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra & William Barton Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (November 18, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: ABC Classics
  • ASIN: B000OCZ7V6
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #257,592 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It is unfortunate that the Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe has generally remained under appreciated beyond his own shores, where his standing is well emphasised by the fact he was named as one of Australia's "Living National Treasures" in 1988. Sculthorpe's style is undeniably original, identifiable and eminently listenable. Paradoxically, there is something slightly chameleonic about his compositions too. With a strong European training, he has endeavored to write music which reflects (or is influenced by) the varied indigenous cultures of the Pacific region, especially the Aboriginal peoples of Australia.

It is probably a consequence of this lack of recognition outside Australia that there aren't all that many recordings of his works. On this release, we get two wonderful disks of his music.

The 1st disk contains one of his longest and most substantial works so far -- his Requiem. The work was completed, I would guess deliberately, on Australia Day, 2004, and premiered within 8 weeks by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. They were to record the work 18 months later; I think it may remain the only recording to date. The work is scored for choir, orchestra and didgeridoo (a wonderfully reverberating, ancient Aboriginal wind instrument which has been used by Sculthorpe in several other works). While I confess to having had a little trouble assimilating the didgeridoo's role within the piece on my first run through of the work, I have to say that I now find it a completely natural and essential component. (My experiences with Sculthorpe's other works involving the instrument have been similar -- I suspect this is more a failing on my half, perhaps borne from my familiarity of the instrument in only a "tribal" setting rather than an orchestral one.
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