3 Australian Folk Songs


3 Traditional Australian folk-songs arranged for chamber ensemble or full orchestra by Roman Benedict

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This medley of three popular traditional Australian songs is her presented in two lively and colourful arrangements: small chamber ensemble and full orchestra. The chamber version was commissioned and first performed by the Sydney Symphony Fellowship Ensemble as an encore¬†on their 2018 tour to China, with the full orchestral setting completed . This arrangement, in either orchestration, works well as an encore or as part of a concert programme (duration: approx. 5′), and is a collection of three popular Australian folk songs: Botany Bay, Click Go The Shears & Waltzing Matilda. These were selected to cover three eras of Australian colonial history:¬† a song from Australia’s convict past, one from the development of the pastoral nation, and finishing with the stories of the bush-ranger history. Drawing on musical styles as diverse as folk song, Aaron Copland, and European ballroom dance music it is a fun and entertaining addition to any concert programme.

Audio excerpt from chamber version

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Chamber ensemble: 1+P.1.1.1 / / 1P /

Full Orchestra: / / T.1P / strings (printed set comes with 8 vln1 parts, 7 vln2 parts, 6 vla parts, 5 vlc parts, 4 db parts)

Additional information

Weight 200 g
Dimensions 31 × 27 × 3 cm



Full Score, Set of parts and 2 scores


Chamber Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra


5 minutes


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