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Elegy

a song cycle for baritone and piano

Year:  1951   ·  Duration:  17m

Year:  1951
Duration:  17m

Composer:   Douglas Lilburn

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Sample: Page 1

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About

This song cycle was composed in 1951 and is a setting of poems by Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, written as a memorial to Roy Dickson who died in an accident in the Southern Alps in 1947. The evocative settings range from the darkly sombre and dramatically powerful to the poignantly tender and sorrowful, reflecting both the moods and changing conditions of the New Zealand mountains and bush and the shifting emotions and expressions of grief over a life lost.


Contents note


The Hollyford Valley; Now he is dead; Now sleeps the gorge; Reverie; Driftwood; Wind and rain; Farewell; The Laid-out body


Text note

Text: Alistair Campbell


Performance history

12 Jan 1999: Performed by Paul Whelan and David Harper in St George's Hall, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England

07 Oct 2009: Footnote Dance: Wellington 1

08 Oct 2009: Footnote Dance: Wellington 2

09 Oct 2009: Footnote Dance: Wellington 3

12 Oct 2009: Footnote Dance: Auckland 1

13 Oct 2009: Footnote Dance: Auckland 2

29 Oct 2009: Footnote Dance: Tauranga

20 Apr 2010: Footnote 2010 Made in NZ: Nelson

21 Apr 2010: Footnote 2010 Made in NZ: Nelson

26 Apr 2010: Footnote 2010 Made in NZ: Christchurch

28 Apr 2010: Footnote 2010 Made in NZ: Oamaru

29 Apr 2010: Footnote 2010 Made in NZ: Dunedin

30 Apr 2010: Footnote 2010 Made in NZ: Dunedin

01 May 2010: Footnote 2010 Made in NZ: Dunedin

08 May 2010: Footnote 2010 Made in NZ: Invercargill

17 May 2010: Footnote 2010 Made in NZ: Auckland

26 May 2010: Footnote 2010 Made in NZ: Wellington

30 Jun 2011: Performed by Hadleigh Adams (baritone) and Catherine Norton (piano) St Lawrence Jewry in London as part of the 2011 City of London Festival

17 Sep 2011: The Flowers of the Sea

Performed by Gerald Christeller (baritone); Margaret Nielsen (piano)

Performed by Michael Leighton Jones (baritone), Margaret Nielsen (piano)

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