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Wilga’s Last Dance

Sheet Music: Score

Wilga’s Last Dance : for saxophone quartet / Nardi Simpson.

by Nardi Simpson (2019)

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    Performance by Royal Australian Navy Band from the CD Women of Note


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Wilga's Last Dance refers to the only traditional Yuwaalaraay melody ever recorded. Yuwaalaraay composer Nardi Simpson explains that "The piece is about that last melody, about how can we keep breath in that. And to remember Fred Reece, the person that held onto it and kept it for us. So that we can know that song, that language and a bit about that ceremony, and bring life to it in a new way."

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (11p. -- A4 (portrait))

Duration: 4 min.

First performance by Royal Australian Navy Band — 5 Dec 19. Studio 200, ABC’s Ultimo Centre, Sydney

Includes program note and biographical information about the composer.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-67315-339-4

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Wilga’s Last Dance
Score [ePDF]: Wilga’s Last Dance : for saxophone quartet [eScore] / Nardi Simpson.

Women of Note
CD: Women of Note : A Century of Australian Composers, Volume 2.

This work also exists as the following versions:
- Quartets: Flute, clarinet, vibraphone, cello


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