Sheet Music: Score
Uluru : for SSA chorus and piano / music Rod Christian ; lyrics by Rod Christian et al.
by Rod Christian (2016)
Throughout this work we learn of the culture, the spiritual aspcts of Uluru and the meaning of the Anangu language. We discover the legends, the stories, the history and then the often harsh elements such as the relentless sun beating down, the storms, the floods, the creatures, the bidlife, and the wonderful sunrises and sunsets unique to the place.
There is a glossary of terms and their pronunciations at the beginning of the composition. The imagery and vastness of Uluru is depicted in the harmonic clashes and resolutions throughout the work.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (11p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Medium — Requires long phrases with staggered breathing in the vocal parts. The 5/4 section demands clear, concise diction and voice production throughout this section.
Duration: 5 min.
Includes pronunciation guide.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Influences include Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Peter Sculthorpe, Iain Graindage, Benjamin Britten, Igor Stravinsky, Mendelssohn and Stephen Leek. Also, the many contemporary jazz and rock composers and musicians of which there are too many to list here.
There is also a shorter version of Uluru for SSA choir and orchestra. This is taken from the middle section of the work.
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