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Bunyip : bass clarinet solo

by Paul Kopetz (2013)

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Work Overview

The legend of evil spirit called Bunyip has existed in Aboriginal mythology long before Europeans walked the country. While its shape and size has varied according to the source of its reported sightings

Bunyip is believed to inhabit mainly swamps and billabongs. Some say it even devoured humans!

In this "re-telling" of a dreamtime story an assembly of indigenous Australians gather at a corroboree to relate the legend. The white man would do well to respect and fear the mighty bunyip.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Bass clarinet.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

First performance: by Henri Bok — 15 Mar 14. Beijing, China

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work: "Mythical Creatures", "Chakras", "An Australian Backyard Suite"

Performances of this work

15 Mar 14: Beijing, China. Featuring Henri Bok.

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