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Ulpirra : for solo soprano saxophone

by Ross Edwards (1993)

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Work Details

Year: 1993

Instrumentation: Soprano saxophone.

Duration: 2 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Jo Dudley

Commission note: Commissioned by Jo Dudley.

Ulpirra is an Aboriginal word meaning pipe or flute.


Performances of this work

20 Aug 2022: at Oriana Chorale: Two Worlds (Belconnen Arts Centre). Featuring Sally Walker.

25 Aug 2022: at Oriana Chorale: Two Worlds (ANU Drill Hall Gallery). Featuring Sally Walker.

29 May 2021: at SOLOS 1: Alison (Online). Featuring Alison Wormell.

26 Apr 2021: at Short Stories: Music for Oboe and Piano (Melba Hall). Featuring Briana Leaman.

17 Apr 2020: at Darwin Symphony Orchestra: Portraits (Live streaming event (online only)). Featuring Carl Brumfield.

21 Sep 2018: at Jane Rutter: Flute Spirits and The Seasons (The Street Theatre, Canberra). Featuring Jane Rutter.

28 May 2018: at Have Clarinet, Will Travel (fortyfivedownstairs). Featuring Ed Ferris.

12 Jan 2018: at Air/Sound:flute (Manzi Art Space and Cafe (Hanoi)). Featuring Laura Chislett.

1 May 2016: at Heliand Consort: Canons, Trios and Songs (York Street Meeting House (Lyndon, VT, USA)). Featuring Rachael Elliott.

30 Apr 2016: at Canons, Trios and Songs (First Congregational Church (St Albans, VT USA)). Featuring Rachael Elliott.

3 Apr 2016: at Lyrebird Music Society: Inventi Ensemble (Wyselaskie Auditorium). Featuring Benjamin Opie.

13 Mar 2016: at The Enchanted Flute - Melissa Doecke & Mark Isaacs (Customs House (Brisbane)). Featuring Melissa Doecke.

10 Mar 2016: at The Enchanted Flute (Ian Hanger Recital Hall). Featuring Melissa Doecke.

9 Mar 2016: at Ulpirra Sonatines - Australian & French flute music (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Melissa Doecke.

24 Jan 2016: at Skimming: A Recital of Australian piccolo music by Melanie Walters (Auditorium of the Australian Institute of Music, Melbourne). Featuring Melanie Walters.

9 Oct 2014: at Peter Sculthorpe - A Celebration of a Life with Music (Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts). Featuring Leanne Nicholls.

13 May 2014: at ANAM Recital - Katia Lenzi, oboe (Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)). Featuring Katia Lenzi.

1 May 2014: at Ecstatic Dances (The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre). Featuring Alicia Crossley.

8 Feb 2014: at Melissa Doecke & Mark Isaacs - recital (The Flute Tree). Featuring Melissa Doecke.

28 Oct 2013: at Air - UNSW music recitals (Sir John Clancy Auditorium). Featuring Jessica Manning.

12 Apr 2013: at Melissa Doecke: Flute Recital (Robina Community Centre). Featuring Melissa Doecke.

7 Feb 2013: at Descent (Portland State University & Corvallis Art Center). Featuring Tessa Brinckman.

28 Oct 2012: at Victorian Flute Guild-AGM Concert (Ewing Memorial Uniting Church Hall). Featuring Peter Sheridan.

14 Oct 2012: at Exchanges of Breath’ "تبادل نفسها" (Flockhart Hall, Methodist Ladies College (MLC, VIC)).

3 Oct 2012: at Musica Botanica (Oddie Room, Art Gallery of Ballarat). Featuring Samantha Kelson Gray.

2 Nov 2011: at Katia Beaugeais Saxophone Recital (Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music). Featuring Katia Beaugeais.

4 Jul 2011: at Katia Beaugeais - Saxophone Recital (Victorian College of the Arts - The University of Melbourne). Featuring Katia Beaugeais.

14 Jun 2009: at Sydney Symphony Chamber Players (Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room). Featuring Shefali Pryor.

1 Mar 99: Sydney Conservatorium Recital Hall. Featuring Diana Doherty.

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