Tiddalik : for guitar trio
by Meredith Connie (2015)
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This work for guitar trio takes elements from the Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime story of Tiddalik, a Giant Frog. The story itself is simplified and fragmented by the titles of the five moments, with short introductory statements to be narrated by the perfomers.
Instrumentation: Guitar trio.
Duration: 12 min.
Difficulty: Medium — AMEB Grade 5 recommended, rhythmically challenging
Contents note: 1. Frog Chorus: The Great Throat of Tiddalik Becomes Very Dry -- 2. A Thirst that Cannot be Quenched: Tiddalik Drinks all the Water -- 3. A Dry and Thirsty Land: The Animals Despair -- 4. Water Dance: The Animals take turns to Dance for Tiddalik to Amuse Him -- 5. The Water Returns: As Tiddalik Shakes with Laughter, the Water Pours out of his Belly.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Karen Jacques
Commission note: 38th Annual Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young, The Rivers School Conservatory, Weston MA USA
First performance: 10 Apr 16. 38th Annual Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young, Rivera Recital Hall The Rivers School Conservatory 333 Winter Street, Weston MA USA
- Inspired by: Indigenous Australian Culture
Performances of this work
10 Apr 16: 38th Annual Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young, Rivera Recital Hall The Rivers School Conservatory 333 Winter Street, Weston MA USA
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