Sheet Music: Score
Impressions from the Dreamtime : a suite for solo guitar / by R. Charlton.
by Richard Charlton (1988)
A five movement suite for solo guitar based on various indigenous Dreamtime legends.
These pieces, as their title suggests are not programmatic, but impressions or feelings about various legends and myths from the "Dreamtime" of the Australian Aborigines. The musical language is my own and it was not my intention to mimic in any way, any aspect of their rich culture; rather I have simply used these stories as a starting point for my own fantasies.
Published by: Charlton Music — 1 score (7p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Medium — AMEB 8th grade or above.
Duration: 9 min.
I. The legend of fire - II. Frog dreaming - III. Kondole and the corroboree - IV. The black swan - V. Finale: The dancers are changed into animals.
First performance by Richard Charlton — 1986. Radio 2MBS-FM workshop concert
Original version 1980. Performed by Roland Chadwick 1985.
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