Sheet Music: Score
Sacred Environment : an oratorio, for soprano solo, didgeridoo, 4 track electronics, SATB chorus, choir, orchestra / by Kate Moore.
by Kate Moore (2016)
The commission from The Holland Festival/ NTR for the Radio Philharmonic orchestra and choir implied the genre of an oratorio, a non-staged setting of sacred or religious narrative. This genre resonated with me because I wanted to illustrate that nature itself is sacred, as sacred as a Gothic Cathedral or any holy place of worship. The inclusion of the Didgeridoo in the line-up for the commission was the key to unlocking a path of questions leading back to the bushland of my family heritage, the aboriginal and colonial history of the area and the landscape and terrain in which they simultaneously existed. I chose the location because it is the place where my early European settler family, on my father's side, became established and have lived in this region ever since. Originally the piece was going to be about the flora and fauna of the location but upon visiting the location, I discovered that it really was a holy place of worship for aboriginal historical tradition.
Pages: 1 score (1537p. -- A3 (portrait))
Duration: 38 min.
1. Trees -- 2. Minerals -- 3. Animals -- 4. Stars -- 5. Water.
This edition produced 24 Jun 17.
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