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Dreaming transportation

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Dreaming transportation : voice portraits of the first women of white settlement at Port Jackson / composed by Andrée Greenwell ; poems by Jordie Albiston.

by Andrée Greenwell (2003)

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  • Instrumentation: Five female voices, violin, clarinet in Bb (doubling soprano saxophone, alto saxophone), cello, accordion (doubling guitar, hurdy-gurdy and mandolin), piano, double bass, percussion (1 player).
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    Performance by Deborah Conway, Justine Clarke, Miriam Allan, Christine Douglas, Amie McKenna, Hope Csutoros, James Nightingale, Jane Williams, Kim Poole, Mardi Chillingworth, Denise Papaluca, David Hewitt from the CD Dreaming transportation


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Inspired by Jordie Albiston's series of poems 'Botany Bay document', Dreaming Transportation is a dramatic song-cycle in a semi-documentary style that charts a feminine history from a contemporary perspective. This work is highly recommended as a music-drama work for upper secondary girls' schools and tertiary students.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (275p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 80 min.

Contents note: The Hull -- Inventory - What to bring when setting up a colony -- Lizzie's Reel -- Lizzie's Pact -- Sydney Gazette -- Asylum Song -- Crazy Bridget -- Mrs Macarthur's Tea Party -- Parramatta Female Factory -- Dialogue Between Two Whores -- Dorothy Paty -- Margaret Catchpole -- Letter Home: Elizabeth Macarthur -- Missing Him -- Sydney Gazette: Accidents -- Moonfish -- I do not remember -- Dreaming Transportation -- The Emanicipist finds parts of her body: feet, hands, lungs, eyes, heart -- Diary Extract (Anon).

Commission info: Commissioned by Sydney Festival.

First performance Jan 03. Sydney Festival

Includes performance notes.

The composer has noted the following styles, influences, etc. on this work:
Post-modern, chamber-pop, folk, rock, improvisation, neo-romantic, minimalist, Phillip Glass, Michael Nyman, Gavin Bryars.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced Mar 04.

ISMN: 979-0-720144-18-4

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