Dry white fire : for violin and piano
by Wendy Hiscocks (, this version: 2010)
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Library shelf no. 787.2/HIS 3 [Not for loan]
The rich imagery in Mary Gilmore's poem 'An Aboriginal Simile' was the catalyst for these sounds but the music is not programmatic and does not follow the text in any order. After the performance, the composer was delighted to learn from a member of the audience of Gilmore's own connection with Wagga Wagga and how her name had once featured on the Conservatorium gates.
Year: , this version: 2010
Instrumentation: Violin, piano.
Duration: 6 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB L.Mus
Commission note: Commissioned for a Riverina Conservatorium Composers' Forum
First performance: at Riverina Composers and Songwriters Festival (Riverina Conservatorium of Music) on 27 Aug 2010
Performances of this work
24 Nov 2017: at Celebrating Australian Music (St George's, Hanover Square (London, UK)).
27 Aug 2010: at Riverina Composers and Songwriters Festival (Riverina Conservatorium of Music).
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