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Peter Sculthorpe (April 29, 1929 - August 8th, 2014) is a noted Australian composer from Launceston, Tasmania. He is known primarily for his orchestral and chamber music, such as Kakadu (1988) and Earth Cry (1992), which evoke the sounds and feeling of the Australian bushland and outback. He has also written several string quartets, using unusual timbre effects, and works for piano.

Sculthorpe's catalogue consists of more than three hundred and fifty works and, apart from juvenilia, a good part of… read more

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  • Avatar for tenros
    R.I.P.
  • Avatar for esinesen
    My Country Childhood: IV. Song of the River <3
  • Avatar for Gulivar
    'Djilile', especially when transcribed for classical guitar, is bereft of melancholy with a consistency of molasses.
  • Avatar for rm508
    The string quartets are where it's at.
  • Avatar for didgeridoo-fm
    ...the lovyest sound I ever heard....Didgeridoo and classic ----:-) ******** finest - thank you!!
  • Avatar for zonnebloemkonin
    <3
  • Avatar for Aeroaviones
    I agree! It's pretty awesome!
  • Avatar for LuigiNono
    Earth Cry for didgeridoo & orchestra = amazing!! :O

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