The Eagle Flight : Bunjil for the orchestra
by Natalya Vagner (2019)
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Library shelf no. CD 3220 [Available for loan]
'The eagle flight' or 'Bunjil' is inspired by
my friend Carolyn Briggs, an elder of Boonwurrung Australian
Aboriginal people of Kulin Nation in the region more known as
Birrarung or Melbourne. Its dedicated to Boonwurrung people of
We are facing a time of great challenge, because of climate change, causing sea level rise. Our first nations people can help us learn how we need to act, because of their thousands of generations of experience.
Here is an aboriginal story and perhaps coincides with formation of Port Phillip Bay 10,000 years ago when climate change was happening and sea level rise has risen.Tasmania then has separated from the main land and become to be an island on its own. The sea level did rise and formed the bay known today as 'Port Phillip Bay'.
Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, trumpet in C, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, French horn, tenor horn, timpani, percussion (2 players: claves, cymbals, tambourine, wood block, crash cymbals, violin bow with shaker, xylophone), piano, strings.
Duration: 10 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Medium
First performance: 18 Sep 19. Kazan, Town Hall, Tatarstan, Gala Concert
The Eagle Flight
Performances of this work
18 Sep 19: Kazan, Town Hall, Tatarstan, Gala Concert
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