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Ecstatic dances : for two violins

by Ross Edwards (1990)

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Performance by Patricia Pollett, Gwyn Roberts from the CD Points of departure

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Ecstatic dance : for two violins / Ross Edwards.

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Work Overview

In 1979 I contributed a flute duo to a garland of miniatures by Australian composers in celebration of Peter Sculthorpe's 50th birthday. A revised and expanded version of this duo was incorporated into Ecstatic Dances (1990), which I composed for the flautist Geoffrey Collins.

Ecstatic Dance has special significance for me as the earliest manifestation of my so-called maninya style, the extrovert antithesis of the contemplative music I had been writing in the 1970s. Radiant and insistently melodic to befit its celebratory function, it exists today in many different arrangements, including several for string duo, and as the finale of Chorale and Ecstatic Dance for string quartet, string orchestra and full orchestra. In 2013 I made a special orchestral version for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra to record in volume 13 of the Hush collection, a series of CDs put out by the Hush Music Foundation, whose purpose is to produce music designed to help children and parents through stressful medical procedures. Sales of the CD also help raise money for Australian Children's Hospitals.

Work Details

Year: 1990

Instrumentation: 2 violins.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Dedication note: Dedicated to Peter Sculthorpe

Performances of this work

1 Sep 2019: at Elemental Music (Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC)). Featuring Black Square Quartet.

24 Aug 2019: at Elemental Music (Point Lookout Community Hall (North Stradbroke Island)). Featuring Black Square Quartet.

27 Jul 2019: at Five at 5 #3: Luminous Encounters (Joan Hammond Hall). Featuring Orchestra Victoria.

23 Jun 2019: at Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra (St Columba Uniting Church (Woollahra)). Featuring Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra, John Buckley.

22 Jun 2019: at Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra (St Columba Uniting Church (Woollahra)). Featuring Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra, John Buckley.

4 Apr 2019: at CSO: Llewellyn One (Llewellyn Hall ANU School of Music). Featuring Jessica Cottis, Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

3 Apr 2019: at CSO: Llewellyn One (Llewellyn Hall ANU School of Music). Featuring Jessica Cottis, Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

25 Aug 2018: at Bach in the Dark (Holy Trinity Church, Bundanoon). Featuring David Pereira, Rachel Scott.

25 Aug 2018: at Bach in the Dark (Holy Trinity Church, Bundanoon). Featuring Rachel Scott, David Pereira.

24 Aug 2018: at Bach in the Dark (Old Gunning Court House). Featuring David Pereira, Rachel Scott.

19 Aug 2018: at Cellissimo! (Wolumla Community Hall). Featuring Rachel Scott, David Pereira.

18 Aug 2018: at Cellissimo! (St Paul's Anglican Church (Narooma)). Featuring David Pereira, Rachel Scott.

17 Aug 2018: at Bach in the Dark (Larry Sitsky Recital Room, ANU School of Music). Featuring David Pereira, Rachel Scott.

11 Aug 2018: at Bach in the Dark (St James Church Crypt). Featuring Rachel Scott, David Pereira.

11 Aug 2018: at Bangalow Festival: Concert 5 - Odyssey (Bangalow A&I Hall).

10 Aug 2018: at Bach in the Dark (St James Church Crypt). Featuring Rachel Scott, David Pereira.

4 Aug 2018: at Bach in the Dark (Nolan on Lovel). Featuring Rachel Scott, David Pereira.

15 Jul 2018: at Dimity Hall & Julian Smiles (Wesley Music Centre). Featuring Dimity Hall, Julian Smiles.

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

10 Sep 2017: at Celebrate NOW (Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music). Featuring Olivia Ellis, Jessica Ellis.

24 May 2017: at Goldner Quartet (The Independent Theatre).

13 Dec 2015: at Ensemble Offspring: Come To Your Senses (Boyd Education Centre). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

5 Mar 2014: at Kelemen Quartet (Llewellyn Hall ANU School of Music).

3 Mar 2014: at Kelemen Quartet (Adelaide Town Hall).

1 Mar 2014: at Kelemen Quartet (Melbourne Recital Centre).

27 Feb 2014: at Kelemen Quartet (Ian Hanger Recital Hall).

25 Feb 2014: at Kelemen Quartet (Melbourne Recital Centre).

24 Feb 2014: at Kelemen Quartet (City Recital Hall).

5 May 2013: at Valley Dreaming (Gymnasium of the Scots College Glengarry Campus). Featuring David Rowden, Geoffrey Collins.

20 Apr 2013: at Australia Ensemble @UNSW (Sir John Clancy Auditorium). Featuring Catherine McCorkill, Geoffrey Collins.

12 Jun 2012: at Music: an Amazing Place (Bilik Koir - Faculty of Music and Performing Arts). Featuring Andrew Blackburn, Jean Penny.

11 Feb 2012: at Chronology Arts - Synchronicity (The Reginald Theatre). Featuring Anthony Albrecht, Luke Spicer.

10 Feb 2012: at Chronology Arts - Synchronicity (The Reginald Theatre). Featuring Anthony Albrecht, Luke Spicer.

23 Oct 2010: at Ross Edwards (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

21 Oct 2010: at Ross Edwards Composer in Focus (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

21 Oct 2010: at Ross Edwards (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

27 Aug 2010: at Collusion (St Margaret's Anglican Girls School Arts Centre (Brisbane)). Featuring Collusion.

1 Jun 2009: at Big MAC: Get your fill of new music (Ian Hanger Recital Hall).

31 Jan 93: Concert/broadcast at Radio 2MBS-FM, Sydney. Featuring Geoffrey Collins.

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