This overture was written for the University of New South Wales Orchestra by Joe Wolfe to celebrate the orchestra's 10th birthday in 1999. The clip below is from the original performance by UNSWO, with Colin Piper conducting. Recording engineer: Emery Schubert.
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. . . mp3 sound file of the overture (1200 kbyte)
About the composer. Joe Wolfe started writing music in the seventies and has
written sporadically for jazz and fusion groups, including incidental music for plays and
films. He has
written three other orchestral works: "The Stairway Suite"
is a set of orchestral variations on the pop
song "Stairway to Heaven" in the styles of Schubert, Holst, Glen Miller, Mahler, Bizet and Beethoven; "Sydney
Sketches" is a set of tone poems, each depicting a different Sydney
location at a different time of day.;
and "Conjunction" which is an 'interactive
introduction to the
orchestra', written for orchestra and
primary school choir.
Overture is published by
Joe Wolfe / J.Wolfe@unsw.edu.au
/61-2-9385 4954 (UT+10,+11 Oct-Mar)