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Composed by Peter Sculthorpe

© 1987

Audio CD (1987).
Format:
Soundtrack.
Label:
American Gramaphone.
ASIN:
B0002YL5OO.

Composed by Peter Sculthorpe (born April 29, 1929), a noted Australian composer from Launceston, Tasmania 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.

CD produced by Chip Davis and Graeme Clifford.
Engineered by Mike Stavrou.
Mastered by Clete Baker, Sound Recorders, Omaha, Nebraska.
Recorded in Australia.

Musicians:

  • Sydney Studio Musicians.
  • Australian Chamber Orchestra.
  • Phoenix Strings Quartet.
  • Dreamtime: Aboriginal musicians from Gapuwiyak Community, NT.
  • Soprano: Vanessa Fallon.
  • Harp Solo: Louise Johnson.
  • King of the Faeries: Folk musicians led by Doug Kelly.

Track listing:
1. King of the Faeries
2. Sand Dunes
3. Wills' Variations: The Croquet Waltz - The Grail - The Cricket Quadrille - Wills' Death.
4. The Dream

5. Dream Sequence: Premonition - Wire Music - Dreamtime - I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls.
6. Dawn Travelling
7. Burke & Wills March
8. The Search
9. Julia
10. The Gulf
11. The Coolibah Tree
12. Stars
13. Burke's Death
14. Julia Reprise

Greta Scaachi as Julia Matthews (1842-1876)
lip-synching to 'I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls'
from Act II of Michael Balfe's 1843 opera 'The Bohemian Girl'
Soprano: Vanessa Fallon
Harp Solo: Louise Johnson

I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls
With vassals and serfs at my side,
And of all who assembled within those walls
That I was the hope and the pride.
I had riches all too great to count
And a high ancestral name.

But I also dreamt which pleased me most
That you loved me still the same,
That you loved me
You loved me still the same,
That you loved me
You loved me still the same.

I dreamt that suitors sought my hand,
That knights upon bended knee
And with vows no maidens heart could withstand,
They pledged their faith to me.
And I dreamt that one of that noble host
Came forth my hand to claim.

But I also dreamt which charmed me most
That you loved me still the same
That you loved me
You loved me still the same,
That you loved me
You loved me still the same.

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