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Composed: 2005 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute Solo
Exam Grade: AMEB Flute Grade 7,
ISMN: 979-0-720109-38-1 Catalogue: RM767
Level: D Country: Australia
Contents: The Child, The Maker, Woman to Child, Seasonal Flocking, Lament for Passenger Pigeons
This suite comes from a piece written in 2005 for the Festival of Arts and Activism in Braidwood (near Canberra). The festival honoured the work of Judith Wright, a poet and enviromental activist. The original performance was semi-staged and included many more of Wright’s poems. I worked with storyteller Jane Ahlquist, alternating readings of the poems with solo flute. Later I reworked the music into a suite of five pieces.