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Dispersal

Sheet Music: Score

Dispersal : for orchestra / Brett Dean.

by Brett Dean (2001)

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  • Instrumentation: 3 flutes (all doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd doubling cor anglais), 3 clarinets in B flat (2nd and 3rd doubling bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (3rd doubling contra-bassoon), 4 horns in F, piccolo trumpet in D, 3 trumpets in B flat (3rd doubling bass trumpet in E flat), 3 trombones (1st doubling bass trumpet if not played by 3rd trumpet), tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), harp, piano, strings.
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    From the CD Works for orchestra [or] large ensemble

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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))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 5 mins

Commissioned by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra.

First performance by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, David Alan Miller — 9 Nov 01. Festival Theatre, Adelaide

Includes programme note.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 17 Jan 02.

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