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Dreaming transportation

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Dreaming transportation : voice portraits of the first women of white settlement at Port Jackson / composed by Andrée Greenwell ; poems by Jordie Albiston.

by Andrée Greenwell (2003)


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Inspired by Jordie Albiston's series of poems 'Botany Bay document', Dreaming Transportation is a dramatic song-cycle in a semi-documentary style that charts a feminine history from a contemporary perspective. This work is highly recommended as a music-drama work for upper secondary girls' schools and tertiary students.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (275p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 80 min.

Contents note: The Hull -- Inventory - What to bring when setting up a colony -- Lizzie's Reel -- Lizzie's Pact -- Sydney Gazette -- Asylum Song -- Crazy Bridget -- Mrs Macarthur's Tea Party -- Parramatta Female Factory -- Dialogue Between Two Whores -- Dorothy Paty -- Margaret Catchpole -- Letter Home: Elizabeth Macarthur -- Missing Him -- Sydney Gazette: Accidents -- Moonfish -- I do not remember -- Dreaming Transportation -- The Emanicipist finds parts of her body: feet, hands, lungs, eyes, heart -- Diary Extract (Anon).

Commissioned by Sydney Festival.

First performance Jan 03. Sydney Festival

Includes performance notes.

The composer has noted the following styles, influences, etc. on this work:
Post-modern, chamber-pop, folk, rock, improvisation, neo-romantic, minimalist, Phillip Glass, Michael Nyman, Gavin Bryars.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced Mar 04.

ISMN: 979-0-720144-18-4

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