• Ross Edwards
  • Prelude and Laughing rock (2003)

  • G Schirmer (Australia) Pty Ltd (World)

Programme Note

Having read somewhere that Aboriginal languages sometimes use the same word for music and laughter, I composed this brief musical celebration of Uluru’s return to its traditional owners – a joyful utterance in the spirit of healing and reconciliation.

Insistently rhythmic and chant-like, Laughing Rock was commissioned by Belinda Webster for the cellist David Pereira. The more reflective Prelude was added in 1993.