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Compositions by Peter Sculthorpe

39 compositions
Composition M Catalog Comp'd Duration Publisher Notes  
Quartet No. 1 W. 31b 1948? Lost
Quartet No. 2 W. 36 1948 Lost
Quartet No. 3 W. 44 1949 Lost
Quartet No. 4

Recollections of Holidays Spent in a Country Village in Tasmania

W. 47 1950  
Quartet No. 5

Irkanda II

W. 75 1959

Withdrawn

Quartet No. 6 W. 91 1965  
Commissioned by: Musica Viva Australia
Dedicated to / written for: Bonnie
Quartet No. 7

Teotihuacan; Red Landscape

W. 99 1966 A

Faber

 
Commissioned by:

Yale Summer School of Music


Dedicated to / written for:

Tass; Yale Quartet


Additional references:

EMI OASD-7563 (LP)

Music for Việt Nam W. 109 1968

Lost

Quartet No. 8 W. 111 1969 B

Faber

Formerly String Quartet Music

Commissioned by:

Radcliffe Award 1968


Dedicated to / written for:

Lillian and Donald Peart


Morning Song W. 115 1970 A

Faber

Adaptation by the composer of his own music

Dedicated to / written for:

Austral Quartet


Quartet No. 9 W. 132 1975 B

Faber

 
Commissioned by:

Musica Viva Australia; Australia Council Music Board


Dedicated to / written for:

Austral Quartet; Ronald Ryder (m.)


Little Serenade W. 141 1977 A

Faber

Adaptation by the composer of his own music

Quartet No. 10 W. 168 1983 B

Faber

 
Commissioned by:

Kronos Quartet


Dedicated to / written for:

Kronos Quartet


Beautiful Fresh Flower W. 200b 1989

Adaptation of music of Percy Grainger

Quartet No. 11

Jabiru Dreaming

W. 204 1990 B

Faber

 
Commissioned by:

Musica Viva Australia


Dedicated to / written for:

Kronos Quartet


Irkanda IV W. 209 1991 B

Faber

 
Dedicated to / written for:

Wilfrid Mellers


Kooee W. 214 1991 A

Adaptation of music of Isaac Nathan

Hill Song No. 1 W. 218 1992 A  
Hill Song No. 2 W. 233 1993 A  
Quartet No. 12

From Ubirr

W. 238 1994 B

Faber

Revised in 2001; adaptation by the composer of his own music

Includes: Didjeridu ad lib.
From Nourlangie W. 247 1994 A

Faber

 
Saibai W. 248 1994 A  
Quartet No. 13

Island Dreaming

W. 267 1996 B

Faber

Text from the Torres Strait Islands

Includes: Mezzo-soprano
Maranoa Lullaby W. 268 1996 A

Faber

Text is indigenous Australian

Includes: Mezzo-soprano
Beautiful Fresh Flower W. 269 1996 A

Adaptation of music of Percy Grainger

Autumn Song W. 270 1996 A

Faber

 
Little Song W. 271 1996 A

From Quartet No. 1

To Meadows W. 271a 1996 A

From Quartet No. 3

Pastorale W. 271b 1996 A

From Quartets Nos. 3 and 4

Prologue W. 271c 1996 A

Prologue to Quartet No. 5, based partly on music of Sculthorpe

Quartet No. 14

Quamby

W. 276 1998 B

Faber

Revised in 2000 and 2004

Includes: Didjeridu ad lib.
Commissioned by:

Launceston Chamber Music Society


Gershwin Arrangements W. 280 1998 A  
Quartet No. 15 W. 284 1999 B

Faber

Revised in 2005

Commissioned by:

Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition


A Little Love Song W. 288 1999 A  
Djilile W. 290 2000 A  
Quartet No. 16 W. 350 2005 C

Faber

Revised in 2006

Includes: Didjeridu ad lib.
Commissioned by:

Julian Burnside; Musica Viva Australia


Dedicated to / written for:

Tōkyō Quartet


Quartet No. 17 W. 362 2007 B

Faber

Revised in 2007

Commissioned by:

Joan and Ken Tribe


Dedicated to / written for:

Joan and Ken Tribe


Quartet No. 18 W. 377 2010 C

Faber

 
Includes: Didjeridu ad lib.
Commissioned by:

Flinders Quartet, Peter and Leila Doyle; Tōkyō Quartet, Edinburgh Festival


Dedicated to / written for:

Flinders Quartet; Tōkyō Quartet


Additional references:

Flinders Quartet

Left Bank Waltz W. 388 2011 A

Adaptation by the composer of his own music

Problems, questions:

Duration is conjectural, based on the original.