Sheet Music: Score
Little morning star : for percussion quartet / Paul Stanhope.
by Paul Stanhope (2000)
Withdrawn: the composer has withdrawn this work and it is no longer available for sale or public performance. Materials held in the Australian Music Centre's collection are for reference and research purposes only.
Morning Star is the first in a series of three chamber pieces whose material is partly derived from Aboriginal clan from central Arnhem Land. This piece refers obliquely to a melody called "Morning Star" which is presented in a simple, song-like arrangement in the first movement, fragmented into insistent ostinatos in the second and subsequently transformed into a frenetic dance in 7/8 for the final movement. The use of this material is in no way an overt attempt to present something 'Australian' nor to represent Aboriginal culture: Morning Star, my first piece for ensemble, is a personal musical response to the rich tradition of indigenous music making in the Northern Territory.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (11p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 9 mins
First performance by Woof! — 29 Oct 97. Victorian College of the Arts
Includes programme note.
Arranged for percussion quartet in 1994, and re-arranged for 4 players on 2 marimbas in 2000.
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