Sheet Music: Performance Parts
Emu in the Sky : for chamber orchestra / Jessica Wells
by Jessica Wells (2022)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
have used astronomy in their culture for thousands of
The stars are used for navigation, timekeeping, food gathering, and represent the homes of ancestors, animals, plants, and spirits.
The Emu in the Sky is seen near the Southern Cross constellation and it's body is made up of the dark patches of sky between the stars.
It is common between many Aboriginal language groups and highlights connections between sky and land, between living things and the environment.
In this piece I wish to portray the beauty of the night sky, and contemplate and respect the vast knowledge and culture of Aboriginal people which emcompasses our country.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 17 performance parts (17p. -- A4 (portrait))
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