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Rhapsody for a painted desert

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Rhapsody for a painted desert / Cathy Applegate.

by Cathy Applegate (2006)


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In the early 1980s I worked for a short time in the desert country west of Alice Springs.

I remember one night, when we were camped out on swags under a star studded sky, hearing the sound of traditional ceremony starting up in the distance. It was so unexpected and extraordinary; truly a moment that will stay with me forever.

I have drawn on this memory and on the desert countrys spectacular beauty, especially its ever changing colours, as inspiration for this piece of music.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (4p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium — Some high range bits for violin.

Duration: 5 mins

Commission info: Commissioned by Charles Darwin University in 2006 for a Creative Citizenship Symposium

First performance by Adrian Walter — 27 Sep 06. Araluen Centre, Alice Springs

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ISMN: 979-0-67309-883-1

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