Kamawarah : for orchestra, soprano, didjeridu, clapsticks
by Michael Atherton (2000)
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Library shelf no. Q 783.6654/ATH 1 [Not for loan]
This is a 'welcome to country'. Hence the choice of Kamawarah for the title of the music and the occasion for which it was written - the opening music of a nationally televised event, the Bicentenary celebrations, featuring Indigenous Australians (soprano, dancers and didjeridu performer).
Instrumentation: Soprano, piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B flat, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (4 players), harp, strings, didjeridu.
Duration: 7 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.
Commission note: Commissioned by the New South Wales Centenary of Federation Committee, for the celebrations in Centennial Park, Sydney, January 1st, 2001.
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