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Binna burra dreaming : for violin and piano

by Margaret Brandman (2009, this version: 2013)

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Performance by Vít Mužík, Lucie Kaucká from the CD Sensations

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Sensations : wind, waves, birds & fire / Margaret Brandman.

Library shelf no. CD 2762 [Available for loan]

Binna burra dreaming


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Binna burra dreaming : for violin and piano / Margaret Brandman.

Library shelf no. 787.2/BRA 3 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Binna Burra Dreaming is a contemporary, yet listenable work. The title of the work is taken from the aboriginal name for 'where the beech tree grows'. The work is in one movement and through-composed in several sections in various modal minor tonalities and varying time signatures.

The piece begins with a cello (or violin) figure representing the sound of a digeridoo chanting 'binna burra'. The 'beech tree grows' motif appears throughout the work in different guises. Apart from the melodies, there are intriguing rhythms and contemporary jazz harmonies.

Work Details

Year: 2009, this version: 2013

Instrumentation: Violin, piano.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — virtuoso passages for both instruments, effects, syncopated passages

Commission note: Commissioned by Duo Deconet.

First performance: by Duo Deconet — 9 Nov 13. 'Rhapsodies to Rhumbas' concert, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith NSW


Performances of this work

23 Aug 2014: at Rhapsodies to Rhumbas (Zenith Theatre Chatswood).

9 Nov 13: 'Rhapsodies to Rhumbas' concert, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith NSW. Featuring Duo Deconet.

9 Nov 2013: at Margaret Brandman: Rhapsodies to Rhumbas (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre).

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