Beginning of the day : an opera for children
by Anne Boyd (1980)
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Dream children : orchestral lullabies for sleepy children / featuring the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
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Library shelf no. CD 255 [Available for loan]
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Instrumentation: Alto solo, SSA chorus, piano (2 or 4 hands doubling soprano melodica and jaws harp), percussion (2 players).
Duration: 5 min.
Difficulty: Easy — Aimed at 9-14 year age-group.
Dedication note: For Jeremy Edwards.
The work stems from Gulpilil's account of the Aboriginal dreamtime legend 'The First Sunrise' -- Composer's note.
The work is designed to give maximum flexibility in interpretation, staging and instrumentation. Piano parts may be adapted for other suitable instrumental ensemble.
- Influenced by: Indigenous Australian Culture
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