Sheet Music: Score
The Dying Pillow : for twelve cymbals / Cat Hope.
by Cat Hope (2015)
This piece is a reflection on ingrained racism against Indigenous people in Australia. The violence from both sides during the late 1800's, colonial governments introduced systems of 'protective' legislation. A Chief Protector was appointed to watch over the interests of Aboriginal people to 'smooth the dying pillow'. This phrase also appeared in a newspaper article in 1925, where a missionary spoke of "smoothing the pillow of the dying race". This article is reproduced as the background to the score.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (10p. -- A4 (landscape))
Difficulty: Medium — graphic score
Duration: 3 min.
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