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Dry white fire : for violin and piano

by Wendy Hiscocks (, this version: 2010)

Dry white fire

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Dry white fire : for violin and piano / Wendy Hiscocks.

Library shelf no. 787.2/HIS 3 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

The rich imagery in Mary Gilmore's poem 'An Aboriginal Simile' was the catalyst for these sounds but the music is not programmatic and does not follow the text in any order. After the performance, the composer was delighted to learn from a member of the audience of Gilmore's own connection with Wagga Wagga and how her name had once featured on the Conservatorium gates.

Work Details

Year: , this version: 2010

Instrumentation: Violin, piano.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB L.Mus

Commission note: Commissioned for a Riverina Conservatorium Composers' Forum

First performance: at Riverina Composers and Songwriters Festival (Riverina Conservatorium of Music) on 27 Aug 2010

Performances of this work

24 Nov 2017: at Celebrating Australian Music (St George's, Hanover Square (London, UK)).

25 May 2017: at Wendy Hiscocks & Madeleine Mitchell (Steinway Hall (London, UK)). Featuring Madeleine Mitchell, Wendy Hiscocks.

12 Mar 2014: at Bangor New Music Festival (Powis Hall - Bangor University (Wales)). Featuring Madeleine Mitchell, Nigel Foster.

27 Aug 2010: at Riverina Composers and Songwriters Festival (Riverina Conservatorium of Music).

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