Dawn interlude : solo horn in F
by Paul Stanhope (1999)
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Dawn Interlude is a short French horn solo extracted my song cycle Songs for the Shadowland. This piece is in some ways a commentary on Oodgeroo's poem Dawn Wail for the Dead but also, in its own way, a personal gesture of sorrow for past wrongs perpetrated against Indigenous Australians. The use of descending glissandi, the use of stopped notes and a 'natural horn' harmonic emphasize the mournful nature of the piece.
Instrumentation: Horn in F.
Duration: 4 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — A.Mus.A.
First performance: by Southern Cross Soloists — Jun 99. Queensland Biennial Festival of Music
- Has as subject/About: Reconciliation
Performances of this work
2 Mar 2017: at Canberra Symphony Australian series: Arcadia Winds (National Portrait Gallery).
30 May 2014: at ANAM Recital - Masters Performance - Alden Cai, horn (Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)). Featuring Alden Cai.
Jun 99: Queensland Biennial Festival of Music. Featuring Southern Cross Soloists.
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