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Sculthorpe Remembered

Horace is said to have advised fellow authors never to publicise any of their writings, however time-sensitive, till at least nine years had elapsed; but then Horace, dying as he did in the year 8 BC, did not have to confront the demands of cyberspatial correspondence or of utilities invoices thoughtfully printed in red ink. Much of the following was originally written in the fortnight just after Peter Sculthorpe’s death. The responses it met from magazine editors in the USA, the UK and Australia varied from “Sorry, not really of interest to American readers” via “I say, old chap, who…

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