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Composer: Christine Draeger

Two Fires Suite

RM767e Two Fires Suite Draeger FL
RM767e Two Fires Suite Draeger FL
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Composer: Christine Draeger
Composed: 2005 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute Solo
Exam Grade: AMEB Flute Grade 7,
HSC Flute
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.