• Ross Edwards
  • Kumari (1980)

  • G Schirmer (Australia) Pty Ltd (World)

Programme Note

Kumari, composed in 1980, is a musical contemplation object influenced by the wellsprings of music: birdsong, insect drones and patterns. Its two parts are related by their quiet intensity and the varied repetition and accretive growth of musical cells. The title is a Sanskrit word meaning pure.

Kumari is dedicated to the memory of Donald Peart, Foundation Professor of Music at The University of Sydney. Anthony Fogg gave the first performance at a New Audience concert in the Music Faculty of The University of Melbourne on April 3 1981.

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