Song and Dance (2006)

for string orchestra

duration: approximately 10 minutes

Faber Music publishing details

Programme Notes

i. Song

ii. Dance

The two movements in this piece – the first a ‘song’, and the second a ‘dance’ – explore the differences in life experience and lifestyle between young adults over a 90 year time span. The first movement refers to 1916, when young men were fighting and dying in European battle fields. Young women of the time were at home, married, possibly with children, with a proscribed role of a ‘housewife’. In contrast is the typical 18-25 year old in 2006 – single, juggling a frenetic career and social life, surrounded by information and technological advancements.

This work was commissioned by The Orchestras of Australia Network with the financial assistance of the Australia Council, the Federal Government’s arts funding and advisory body.

Programme note by Matthew Hindson, 2006

notes by Matthew Hindson.

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Other Information

This piece is performable by a good high school or youth orchestra.


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