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The Eastern Spinebill and the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos herald a Blue Mountains bush fire : for violin and piano

by Margaret Brandman (2012)

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Performance by Vít Mužík, Lucie Kaucká from the CD Sensations



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Sensations : wind, waves, birds & fire / Margaret Brandman.

Library shelf no. CD 2762 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This work is an arrangement for violin and piano of the first movement of Firestorm Symphony which was written following the bushfires in 1995 and 2001 during which tie the composer lived in the lower Blue Mountains. NSW . It is a descriptive work which captures the sounds of native birds, menacing wind and raging fires.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: Violin, piano.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — rhythmically challenging, use of effects

Dedication note: Dedicated to the composer's mother, Else Brandman, whose dream inspired the work.

Commission note: Commissioned by Duo Deconet.

First performance: by Duo Deconet at Music without borders (Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre) on 10 Aug 2013


Performances of this work

23 Aug 2014: at Rhapsodies to Rhumbas (Zenith Theatre Chatswood).

9 Nov 2013: at Margaret Brandman: Rhapsodies to Rhumbas (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre). Featuring Duo Deconet.

10 Aug 2013: at Music without borders (Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre). Featuring Duo Deconet.

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