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Dancing on Tiptoes

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Dancing on Tiptoes : but never falling, for string quartet / Rachel Bruerville.

by Rachel Bruerville (2018)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 Violins, viola, cello.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by ACO Collective from the CD Women of Note

    (this sample is of the string orchestra version of this work)


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Dancing on Tiptoes was commissioned by the Hush Foundation as part of its Collective Wisdom project, visiting teenagers in mental health wards of hospitals around the country.

Hush 18 "Collective Wisdom", the album, was released on the ABC Classics label, originally recorded for string orchestra by the Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective, 2018.

"It's like dancing on tiptoes, but knowing you're never going to fall..." - a quote from an insightful young person at Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital, which sparked the inspiration for this piece. It is a simple, moderate dance in changing, so-called "irregular" time signatures. Gwen Bennett, for Loudmouth, describes the melody as happy and sunny: "a mellifluous [what a great word!] theme that fluctuates up and down...". I hope it helps bring a sense of calm and optimism to anyone who is struggling. I am passionate about caring for the planet, and all animals, including people! Challenging the stigma surrounding mental illness is so important for creating a kinder, more understanding world, which is what The Hush Foundation are contributing so amazingly to. Music can certainly help create this world.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 4 performance parts (12p. -- A4 (portrait))

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