Binna Burra Dreaming for 'cello and piano is a contemporary,
yet listenable work.
title of the work is taken from the aboriginal name for
'where the beech tree grows'.
work is in one movement and through-composed in several
sections in various modal minor tonalities and varying time
piece begins with a cello figure representing the sound
of a digeridoo chanting 'binna burra'. The 'beech tree grows'
motif appears throughout the work in different guises.
from the melodies, there are intriguing rhythms and contemporary
a more detailed description of the performance notes, please
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Burra Dreaming - Cello with Piano and
Binna Burra Dreaming - Violin and Piano are available from the Australian Music Centre:
A recording of this work by Czech performers Vit Mužík (Violin) and Lucie Kaucká (Piano), is available on Margaret's SENSATIONS CD,