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Jabiru dreaming

Sheet Music: Score

Jabiru dreaming : for string quartet [string quartet no. 11] / Peter Sculthorpe.

Also known as: Jabiru dreaming

by Peter Sculthorpe (1990)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello, optional didjeridu.
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    Performance by Goldner String Quartet from the CD string quartets. Vol. 2

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The living, indigenous musics of Kakadu National Park, in the north of Australia, and of Torres Strait and beyond, have been a part of my musical language since the late 'eighties. The incorporation is particularly evident in this quartet. Furthermore, the second movement is based upon an Aboriginal chant transcribed by a member of the Baudin exploratory expedition in 1802. This is the first such music committed to Western notation. My eleventh string quartet, then, is in two movements. The first, marked Deciso, contains rhythmic patterns found in the indigenous music of the Kakadu area. Some of these patterns also suggest the gait of the jabiru, a species of stork. While both movements employ similar subsidiary material, the second movement, marked Estatico is dominated by the chant, first stated by the cello in its original form. This movement is also a joyful one: it stems from my belief that Australia is one of the few places on earth where one may write straightforward, happy music. The subtitle, Jabiru Dreaming takes its name from a rock formation in the National Park. This rock is regarded as sacred, but there is nothing forbidding about it: on the contrary, it seems to beckon and welcome. Peter Sculthorpe

Published by: Faber Music [0571515401] — 1 score (23p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 15 mins

Contents note:

In 2 movements.

Dedicated to Kronos Quartet

Commissioned by Musica Viva Australia.

First performance by Kronos Quartet — 10 Mar 90. Adelaide Festival of the Arts

Includes programme note.

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

ISBN: 0-571-51540-1

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