Composer
UNDERWOOD
Title
Waltzing Matilda Variations
Instrumentation
flute, piano
Publisher
Pan Educational
Grade
2
Product Code
01P1300PEM24

Mark Underwood

Composed in 1986, this theme with three variations is based on the popular Australian bush ballad. The lyrics were written by poet A.B. "Banjo" Paterson. The music (based on a Celtic folk tune) was written by Christina Macpherson.
"Waltzing Matilda" is Australian slang for travelling on foot with one's possessions stuffed in a "matilda" (bag).

 

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