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Blue Work


Five Songs

for voice and cello

Year:  2000   ·  Duration:  5m

Year:  2000
Duration:  5m

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1 and 5

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About

These five short poems reflect the poet's love of the landscapes and communities of Otago and Southland; this setting for voice and cello was written during my year as Mozart Fellow at the University of Otago. Composed for "Like Flowers in Rain", an Otago Festival of the Arts presentation of song and poetry honouring Ruth Dallas on the occasion of her 80th birthday, and first performed by ensemble "Panache" at the Globe Theatre, Dunedin in October 2000.


Commissioned note

Requested for the Ruth Dallas celebration at the first Otago Festival of the Arts, October 2000


Contents note

  1. September
  2. The Sea
  3. The Pool
  4. Rainy Sunday
  5. In Day Becalmed

Text note

Text by Ruth Dallas


Performance history

06 Oct 2000: Premiered by Panache at the Globe Theatre, Dunedin

01 Dec 2013: Performed at the School of Music in the University Teknologi MARA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.