Remembering Mirrabooka : for didjeridu and strings
by Eve Duncan (1999)
Performance by Australian National Academy of Music String Ensemble, John Hopkins, Tom E Lewis from the CD Recorded messages
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Remembering Mirrabooka is a happy and exhuberant dance for strings and didjeridu. It expresses the open and uplifting feeling of Australian nature. It gives a picture of children dancing, then drifting off as their attention wanes, a moment in which they may slip into the Aboriginal dreamtime. Then they take up their dance once more.
It is a work to be enjoyed by all ages.
It was commissioned for the Mayors Day theme of 'A Sense of Place' by the City of Port Phillip, Melbourne.
Instrumentation: Didjeridu and string orchestra ; or Didjeridu and string quintet ; or Didjeridu and string quartet.
Duration: 5 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by City of Port Phillip for the Mayors Day Celebrations on the theme 'A Sense of Place'
First performance: by Australian National Academy of Music String Ensemble, John Hopkins, Tom E Lewis — 14 Mar 99. Gasworks Theatre, Albert Park, Melbourne
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Australian land and space, Aboriginal dreamtime, community music, children's music, student music
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Performances of this work
14 Mar 99: Gasworks Theatre, Albert Park, Melbourne. Featuring Australian National Academy of Music String Ensemble, John Hopkins, Tom E Lewis.
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