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Morning star : for string quartet / Paul Stanhope.
by Paul Stanhope (1992)
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 (18p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Tertiary level student quartet
Duration: 9 mins
First performance by Contemporary Performers and Composers Fellowship Ensemble — 1 Dec 92. Old Darlington School, University of Sydney
Includes programme note and performance directions.
The third movement was revised in 1995 for a workshop and performance hosted by the Australian String Quartet at the University of Adelaide in July of the same year.
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