The Delacourt Bucket (2020)

for solo piano (4')

Written for and dedicated to Michael Finnissy.


'The Delacourt Bouquet' is a collection of short pieces by European colonists in Tasmania. Released sometime in the early 19th century, it is described as a "potpourri of song, polkas, waltzes, quadrille and schottische”. The collection (or “bouquet”) has been mostly forgotten and exemplifies a disturbing dissonance between the experiences of the settlers and the indigenous population during this deplorable time in Tasmania’s history.

RECORDINGS (to be added)

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