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The Dying Pillow

Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score

The Dying Pillow : for twelve cymbals [eScore] / Cat Hope.

by Cat Hope (2015)


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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 digital (PDF) facsimile score (2p. -- Non-standard page size)

Difficulty: Medium — graphic score

Duration: 3 min.

Commission info: Commissioned by Synergy for the 40 x 40 x 40 project

The score should be read on iPad, using the Decibel ScorePlayer, available here.

Includes program note and performance notes.

Animated notation.

To perform this piece you will need the Decibel ScorePlayer, an iPad application that puts the score in motion and coordinates the performance.

Graphic notation edition

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