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Prelude and White cockatoo spirit dance

Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score

Prelude and White cockatoo spirit dance : for solo violin [eScore] / Ross Edwards.

Also known as: Enyato II

by Ross Edwards (1998)

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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 (under licence from G.Schirmer Australia) — 1 digital (PDF) facsimile score (12p. -- A4 (portrait))

Duration: 9 mins

Contents note:

I. Prelude -- II. White cockatoo spirit dance.

First performance by Chris Latham — 1999. Sydney Opera House


Includes programme note.

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

'White cockatoo spirit dance' transcribed for violin in 1998.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced Dec 16.

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

Spirit dances
CD: Spirit dances / Marina Marsden, violin, and Clemens Leske, piano.

White cockatoo spirit dance
Digital Audio: White cockatoo spirit dance / Ross Edwards ; performed by Marina Marsden

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


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