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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
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.
This edition produced Dec 16.
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- Program note: Ross Edwards's "Enyato II"
by Ross Edwards
Source: the score of this work
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