Bracefell's Story

By Michael Hannan

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Baritone and piano, c.17'00

Bracefell represents an early example of a white person who has come to terms with aboriginal life, and has received wisdom about the land.  The musical treatment contrasts the oppressive violence of his life in the penal colony (section I) with the freedom of his tribal existence (section II).  The third section of the work depicts the chaos resulting from the white intruders from the shipwreck and rescue of Eliza Frazer.  Their failure to conform to aboriginal ways in turn leads to their deaths or degradation.  
Composed 1990

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ISMN 9790720151526
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