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Rhapsody for a painted desert (trios: guitar, violin, cello)

by Cathy Applegate (2006)

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Rhapsody for a painted desert


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Rhapsody for a painted desert / Cathy Applegate.

Library shelf no. 785.713/APP 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

In the early 1980s I worked for a short time in the desert country west of Alice Springs.

I remember one night, when we were camped out on swags under a star studded sky, hearing the sound of traditional ceremony starting up in the distance. It was so unexpected and extraordinary; truly a moment that will stay with me forever.

I have drawn on this memory and on the desert countrys spectacular beauty, especially its ever changing colours, as inspiration for this piece of music.

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: Violin, cello, guitar.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Some high range bits for violin.

Commission note: Commissioned by Charles Darwin University in 2006 for a Creative Citizenship Symposium

First performance: by Adrian Walter — 27 Sep 06. Araluen Centre, Alice Springs


Performances of this work

19 Jul 14: Brown's Mart Theatre, Darwin NT. Featuring Cathy Applegate, Netanela Mizrahi, Rebecca Harris.

27 Sep 06: Araluen Centre, Alice Springs. Featuring Adrian Walter.

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