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Blue Work


Nocturnes

for soprano and horn

Year:  1979   ·  Duration:  12m

Year:  1979
Duration:  12m

Hugh Dixon
Composer

Composer:   Hugh Dixon

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 2,4,6 and 10

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Difficulty note

Songs 3, 5 and 7 can be sung as a sequence for unaccompanied voice – detached from the cycle. They are in the same mode on the same tonal centre.


Contents note

Setting of eight poems from sunset to sunrise:

  1. Nocturne
  2. High Tide
  3. To the Moon
  4. Nightingales
  5. Tears
  6. Mad Song
  7. The Mystic's Prayer
  8. Daybreak

Text note

Texts by Tennyson; Untermeyer; Shelley; R. Bridges; Wang Seng-ju; Blake; William Sharp; Longfellow


Performance history

04 Jan 2008: Performed by Grevillea Ensemble: Wendy Dixon (soprano) and Michael Dixon (horn) at Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Auckland

04 Jan 2008: Performed by Grevillea Ensemble: Wendy Dixon (soprano) and Michael Dixon (horn)

Performed by Grevillea Ensemble: Wendy Dixon (soprano) and Michael Dixon (horn)