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Rhapsody for a painted desert : for piano trio

by Cathy Applegate (2006, this version: 2014)

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Rhapsody for a painted desert


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Rhapsody for a painted desert : for piano trio / Cathy Applegate.

Library shelf no. 785.2813/APP 2 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2006, this version: 2014

Instrumentation: Violin, cello, piano.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium — The violin part is difficult but there is optional scoring for intermediate players


Performances of this work

19 Jul 14: Brown's Mart Theatre, Darwin NT. Featuring Cathy Applegate, Netanela Mizrahi, Rebecca Harris.

27 Sep 06: Araluen Centre, Alice Springs. Featuring Adrian Walter.

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