The Never-Never Land (Austin, Ernest)

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Sheet Music


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Publisher. Info. London: J.H. Larway, 1924. Plate L. 2719.
Misc. Notes B&W with (part) colour cover.
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General Information

Work Title The Never-Never Land
Alternative. Title Narrative Poem
Composer Austin, Ernest
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEA 8
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 piece
First Publication. 1924
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano

Misc. Comments

Preceded by the composer's synopsis: "The narrative transports us to the enchanted shores of the NEVER-NEVER LAND where we listen to the ravishing MELODY OF THE DAWN as it comes echoing over the waters of the dark blue lagoon. The Little People are heard singing their happy MORNING SONG as they prepare for another day of marvellous adventure in their pixey-haunted forests. Now we hear the MARCH OF THE SILVER WARRIORS who, bedecked in shining armour, reflect the dazzling sunlight as they line the towering ramparts of BEL-BEL CASTLE,and this is followed by the terrific spectacle of the DANCE OF THE GIANT GORILLAS - those strange aboriginal inhabitants of this unfathomable wonderland. As the QUEEN OF NIGHT slowly draws her veil of shadow across the Eastern Sky the Little Islanders are again heard singing their fairy-like melody, while the narrative reaches a glorious climax in the uplifting harmonies of the NATIONAL ANTHEM of NEVER-NEVER LAND."