Sheet Music: Score
Dispersal : for orchestra / Brett Dean.
by Brett Dean (2001)
The verb "disperse" in its many and varied meanings serves as the
starting point for this piece. It can range in meaning from
scattering widely in different directions to the more
passive leavetaking to go in different ways, or even
more specific scientific terms, such as distributing small
particles in a medium (chemistry) or dividing white
light into its coloured constituents (physics). "Dispersal",
in colonial Australian parlance, was a widely used euphemism for
the pursuit and mass slaughter of Aborigines.
The quotation at the end is from Charles Hubert Parry's tune "Intercessor", which usually accompanies the hymn O brother man, fold to thy heart thy brother by the American abolitionist poet, John Greenleaf Whittier.
Dispersal was co-commissioned by the Adelaide Symphony and BBC Symphony Orchestras for the ASO's Federation Fanfare Project in the 2001 Concert Season and for the BBC Symphony's tour of Australia in May 2002.
Published by: Australian Music Centre (under licence from Boosey & Hawkes) — 1 score (36p. -- A3 (portrait))
Duration: 5 mins
Includes programme note.
This edition produced 17 Jan 02.
This work is also available in the following products:
- Browse other works published by Australian Music Centre (under licence from Boosey & Hawkes)
- Browse other works for Full orchestra
- Browse other works by Brett Dean
Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this item.
To post a comment please login