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Jumeirah jane

Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)

Jumeirah jane : band / Katy Abbott

by Katy Abbott (2008)

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  • Instrumentation: Concert band.



Product details

The term Jumeirah Jane is a colloquial Dubai description of an expatriate women who accompanies her husband to Dubai and lives the high life in the lovely beach suburb of Jumeirah. In the intial stereotype, a JJ spends her days at the gym, cafe and ferrying her children to soccer and ballet lessons in between pedicures and organising her multiple staff. Further research on chat-sites (which can be quite heated and opinionated) suggests a JJ lives in Dubai with no understanding of her cultural environment nor inclination to learn.

This piece is a response to my initial observations of such women following my own move to Dubai and a cheeky play at seeing them strutt their stuff and demonstrate their superiority complex over people from other cultures who live in Dubai to support their family back home. Perhaps I was also a little fearful of being seen as a Jumeirah Jane myself - because really, pedicures are lovely, I love my coffee and I ferry my kids around. Perhaps I will have to learn how to only buy designer clothes and stop work to strutt my stuff at the shopping mall!

Published by: Reed Music [RM552]

Duration: 3 min.

Dedication note: Dedicated to my god-daughter Issy-Belle in the knowledge that she will not become a Jumeirah Jane of Sydney!

Commissioned by Reed Music with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance by Grainger Wind Symphony at Grainger Wind Symphony (Melba Hall) on 20 Jun 2009

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720083-53-7

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