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From Saibai

Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)

From Saibai : for cello and piano / Peter Sculthorpe.

by Peter Sculthorpe (1995)

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  • Library Availability: 787.4/SCU 4 — Available for loan
  • Instrumentation: Cello, piano.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by David Pereira, Ian Munro from the CD Music for cello

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From Saibai is a shortened version, arranged for cello and piano, of my clarinet and piano work Songs of Sea and Sky. This work was inspired by a traditional melody from Saibai, an island just south of Papua New Guinea, in Torres Strait. The melody was collected on Saibai by Jeremy Beckett in 1961.
Although some traditional Torres Strait music still survives in its original form, most of that heard today is strongly influenced by the religious music introduced by missionaries in the nineteenth century. Nevertheless, its themes are still predominantly of sea voyages, flights of birds and changes in sea and sky.
From Saibai is in one continuous movement consisting of four parts: an introductory cello solo; a reworking of the traditional melody, with additional material; a rhythmic section suggesting a Torres Strait island dance-song and based upon the opening solo; and a more impassioned statement of Saibai, followed by a short coda.

Published by: Australian Music Centre (under licence from Faber Music) — 1 score (19p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 1 part (9p. -- A4 (portrait))

Duration: 11 mins

Inspired by a traditional melody from Saibai island.

Typeset edition.

Related products

This work is also available in the following products:

Music for cello
CD: Music for cello / Peter Sculthorpe.

From Saibai
MP3: From Saibai / Peter Sculthorpe ; performed by David Pereira, Ian Munro

This work also exists as the following versions:
- Violin with piano

 

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