Sheet Music: Score
Little morning star : for percussion quartet / Paul Stanhope.
by Paul Stanhope (2000)
Morning Star is the first in a series of three chamber pieces whose material is partly derived from Aboriginal clan from central Arnhem Land. This piece refers obliquely to a melody called "Morning Star" which is presented in a simple, song-like arrangement in the first movement, fragmented into insistent ostinatos in the second and subsequently transformed into a frenetic dance in 7/8 for the final movement. The use of this material is in no way an overt attempt to present something 'Australian' nor to represent Aboriginal culture: Morning Star, my first piece for ensemble, is a personal musical response to the rich tradition of indigenous music making in the Northern Territory.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (11p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 9 mins
First performance by Woof! — 29 Oct 97. Victorian College of the Arts
Includes programme note.
Arranged for percussion quartet in 1994, and re-arranged for 4 players on 2 marimbas in 2000.
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