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Work

Prelude and White cockatoo spirit dance

by Ross Edwards (1994)

Also known as: Enyato II

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Performance by Patricia Pollett, Belinda Webster from the CD Viola power

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Raft song at sunrise : chamber music vol. 2 / Ross Edwards

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Enyato II / Ross Edwards ; performed by Patricia Pollett

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Prelude and White cockatoo spirit dance : for solo viola / Ross Edwards.

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Spirit dances / Marina Marsden, violin, and Clemens Leske, piano.

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Work Overview

The Australian violist Patricia Pollett asked me to write her a solo piece when we were both in residence at the Mount Buller Summer School for Strings in 1990. Four years later I completed Enyato II, dedicated
to Patricia, who gave the first performance at a Perihelion concert in Brisbane in 1994. I later replaced the title Enyato II (enyato means simply 'contrast') with the more evocative Prelude and White Cockatoo
Spirit Dance. Originally for viola, I later made transposed versions for violin and cello.

The two movements are vastly dissimilar: the Prelude an expressive adagio; the Dance, an energetic maninya (dance/chant), whose characteristic shapes and patterns have been distilled from the natural environment. This movement may be performed on its own as White Cockatoo Spirit Dance.

Work Details

Year: 1994

Duration: 9 min.

Previously titled 'Enyato II'. Part of the Enyato series.

Performances of this work

7 Sep 2018: at Festival Opening Concert (Tyalgum Hall). Featuring Anna McMichael.

6 May 2018: at Valley Spirit (Kangaroo Valley Hall). Featuring Anna McMichael.

11 Oct 2002: at Serenade (Arts Centre Gold Coast). Featuring Nigel Bardsley.

1999: Sydney Opera House. Featuring Chris Latham.

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