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Mularra lament : for solo guitar

by Paul Stanhope (1999)

Mularra lament


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Mularra lament : for solo guitar / Paul Stanhope.

Library shelf no. CD 708 [Available for loan]

Mularra lament




Mularra lament : for solo guitar / Paul Stanhope.

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Library shelf no. 787.87/STA 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Mularra Lament uses a fragment of an indigenous songline as a way of exploring ideas of reconciliation. It craves atonement and expresses sorrow for past wrongs. Mularra also examines a theme central to indigenous culture, that in death, the full richness of artistic life is celebrated, hence there are sections of dance-like exhilaration as well as mourning. The piece is in three main sections: an opening statement of the songline, a ritual celebratory dance and a third solemn and sparse lament.

Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: Guitar.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — High level student or professional

Commission note: Commissioned by Darwin International Guitar Festival.

First performance: by Raffaele Agostino — 6 Jul 99. Darwin Guitar Festival


Performances of this work

20 Jun 2009: at Grainger Wind Symphony (Melba Hall).

6 Jul 99: Darwin Guitar Festival. Featuring Raffaele Agostino.

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