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Meeting of Cars and Aeroplanes, A

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Victoria Pham

Victoria Pham

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General Info

Year: 2016 / 2017
Duration: c. 7:15
Difficulty: V-VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: SSAA choir and piano
Publisher: Victoria Pham
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - A$60.00   |   Score Only (digital) - A$25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone (doubles Soprano Saxophone)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos (2)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Police Whistle
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms (2)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Inspired by futurist writer and musician Luigi Russolo’s writings on the Art of Noise (1914), A Meeting of Cars and Aeroplanes pays homage to Russolo’s theory on noise music and the organised chaos and overwhelming noise of inner-city living in Sydney. Although it is quite a fast-paced and aggressive piece, small pockets of quiet and possibly even comic moments reference the moments and experiences of isolation amongst the wild and turbulent cityscapes. You may even hear the distant sound of a busking saxophonist amongst the abrupt interjections of honking cars, passing traffic and overhead planes.

- Program Note by composer

Dedicated to Dr John Lynch and Sydney Conservatorium Wind Symphony

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Pham, V.; Lynch, J. (2017). A Meeting of Cars and Aeroplanes for Wind Ensemble [score]. Victoria Pham: [Sydney, New South Wales, Aus.].
  • Victoria Pham, personal correspondence, December 2019
  • Victoria Pham website Accessed 5 December 2019