Gurdi : SATB choir with chamber ensemble
by Chester Schultz (2005)
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Library shelf no. 782.5542/SCH 1 [Available for loan]
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Gurdi (Quandongs) : for medium solo voice (or unison group) with piano & traditional percussion / music by Chester Schultz.
Version: This product features the Unspecified voice with accompaniment version of this work
Library shelf no. 783.2542/SCH 1 [Available for loan]
With permission & protocols from the Narungga Aboriginal Progress Association, this song uses the only known traditional Narungga song text. It is about gathering quandongs and is interpreted with verses in English based on Auntie Josie Agius's reminiscences of bush tucker from the 1940s.
Instrumentation: SSATTBB choir, traditional percussion (possum-skin drum pad), optional guitar.
Duration: 4 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Good amateur.
Dedication note: Performers are requested to acknowledge Narungga language, land and people in line with information given in the score, and preferably also to communicate with them.
Contains a traditional song text of the Narungga people of Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.
Chorus is traditional Narungga song text. Verses are by Chester Schultz and Josie Agius.
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