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White ghost dancing

Sheet Music: Score

White ghost dancing : for orchestra / Ross Edwards

by Ross Edwards (1999)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, harp, strings.
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There are recorded instances of Aboriginal People mistaking early Europeans in Australia for the ghosts of their ancestors, since ghosts were believed to be light-coloured.
As I composed White Ghost Dancing, the concept of a white ghost came to symbolise non-indigenous Australia's innate Aboriginality - its capacity to transform and heal itself through spiritual connectedness with the earth.
I believe that music, which has enormous therapeutic properties and, for me, a close relationship with ritual - and especially dance - is destined to make an important contribution to this transformation and healing, hence the title.
Typical of my maninya (dance/chant pieces), White Ghost Dancing is a compact mosaic of unconsciously processed shapes and patterns from the natural world: fragments of birdsong, insect and frog rhythms, as well as fleeting references to other works of mine and hinted fusions of Aboriginal and Gregorian chant.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (69p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium — Advanced student or professional.

Duration: 7 mins, 30 sec.

Dedicated to David Porcelijn

Commissioned by Symphony Australia for performance by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn — 5 Jul 00. Odeon Theatre, Hobart

Includes program note.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2007.

ISMN: 979-0-720121-40-6

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This work also exists as the following versions:
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