Sheet Music: Performance Parts
Tartengk / Michael Whiticker.
by Michael Whiticker (1993)
Tartengk, my work for orchestra, was begun in 1985 and after lying idle for 7 years, completed only in 1993. The title is an Australian Aboriginal word found in the South Australian area; it means 'a stick for beating time in singing'.
The sound of the word 'tartengk' immediately communicates something to me. It emanates strength and has a certain exotic appeal and, as it came into being on this contintent, assumes a special quality for me as an Australian. When one considers its musical meaning it is also especially apt as a title for a piece of music.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of performance parts
Duration: 13 min.
First performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra — 1993. Melbourne Concert Hall
This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.
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