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Tiger snake

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Tiger snake : for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble / Eve Duncan.

by Eve Duncan (2001)

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  • Instrumentation: Flute (doubling piccolo), didjeridu, tenor trombone, mezzo-soprano, percussion (1 player), cello (solo), contrabass (solo), string orchestra.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Deborah Kayser, Mardi McSullea, James Wilkinson, Julia Ryder, Nick Tsiavos, Peter Neville, Australian National Academy of Music String Ensemble, Mark Knoop from the CD Curiosities

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Tiger Snake evokes the experiences of an Australian Aboriginal woman around the time of Australian Federation in 1901. The text comes from a poem written by Aboriginal poet Lisa Bellear, who met with the composer to discuss aspects of Australian Federation and what it meant for Aboriginal people. It explores both the uplifting experience of connection to family and land, and the trauma of dispossession, disease and violence.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of performance parts

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 20 mins

Contents note:

1. Aboriginal hearts -- 2. Ulupna tribe -- 3. Natural instincts -- 4. Tribal days -- 5. Influenza -- 6. Spirit men -- 7. Runner of light.

Commission info: Commissioned through the Australian Federal Government for the Centenary of Australia in 2001

First performance 6 Apr 01. South Melbourne Town Hall

This work has a cultural connection to Aboriginal spirituality and the environment of Australia.

Commissioned by Anna Monea for Rhapsody in Motion, a collaboration of three composers, two sculptors and a poet to express the multiple levels of issues surrounding Federation of Australia.

Typeset edition.

Analysis & Media

- Resonate Article: Eve Duncan’s Butterfly Modernism


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