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Chickamauga : an orchestral narrative / Freddie Hill.
by Fred Hill (2006)
Chickamaugais based on a short story by Ambrose Bierce, whose tales of the American Civil War, in which he fought, are classics of their kind. In this story a young Southern boy strays from his home and engages in play-fights with imaginary foes using a crude wooden sword. He gets lost in the wilderness and exhausted and bewildered, falls asleep. When he wakes he finds himself surrounded by a horde of strange (to his eyes) creatures - the hideously maimed stragglers from a real battle. He leads them towards a strange glow on the horizon which turns out to be his home which is ablaze. The score features familiar tunes of the period (e.g. Foster's Camptown Races).
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (35p. -- A3 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Good student/professional.
Duration: 10 min.
Includes programme note.
Note from the composer - "without conscious emulation on my part, the listener may detect echoes of certain twentieth century American composers for example Copland, Ives and Roy Harris."
From a story by Ambrose Bierce.
This edition produced 2009.
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