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Blue Work


to face the night alone

song cycle for baritone, large SATB choir, and orchestra

Year:  1990   ·  Duration:  37m
Instrumentation:  2222;221-30;timp,xylo,glock,tri,bs-dr,cym;strs.

Year:  1990
Duration:  37m
Instrumentation  2222;221-30;timp,xylo,glock...

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

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About

This work for choir, baritone and orchestra was composed for The Schola Cantorum (now City of Dunedin Choir) and The Dunedin Sinfonia (now Southern Sinfonia), with the assistance of a grant from Creative NZ. It is a song cycle, using ten poems especially written for the work by New Zealander Pat White. Three other poems are by Baxter, Frame and Hunt.


Difficulty note

This work is suitable for large choral societies and is not demanding in its technical difficulty.


Contents note

Song cycle in two parts, consisting of 13 songs and a Prelude


Text note

Texts by Pat White, James K. Baxter, Sam Hunt, Janet Frame


Performance history

28 Sep 1991: Performed by the City of Dunedin Choir and Southern Sinfonia with conductor Peter Adams