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Prelude and White cockatoo spirit dance

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Prelude and White cockatoo spirit dance : for solo viola / Ross Edwards.

Also known as: Enyato II

by Ross Edwards (1994)

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  • Instrumentation: Viola.
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The Australian violist Patricia Pollett asked me to write her a solo piece when we were both in residence at the Mount Buller Summer School for Strings in 1990. Four years later I completed Enyato II, dedicated
to Patricia, who gave the first performance at a Perihelion concert in Brisbane in 1994. I later replaced the title Enyato II (enyato means simply 'contrast') with the more evocative Prelude and White Cockatoo
Spirit Dance. Originally for viola, I later made transposed versions for violin and cello.

The two movements are vastly dissimilar: the Prelude an expressive adagio; the Dance, an energetic maninya (dance/chant), whose characteristic shapes and patterns have been distilled from the natural environment. This movement may be performed on its own as White Cockatoo Spirit Dance.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (12p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 9 mins

Contents note:

I. Prelude -- II. White Cockatoo Spirit Dance.

Dedicated to Patricia Pollett

Commissioned by Perihelion, Belinda Webster for performance by Tall Poppies with funds provided by Australia Council. Performing Arts Board.

Includes programme note.

Previously titled 'Enyato II'. Part of the Enyato series.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2016.

ISMN: 9790900977793

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This work also exists as the following versions:
- Solo Cello
- Solo Violin

 

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