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Les Murray Song Cycle

for vocal sextet

Year:  2004   ·  Duration:  13m
Instrumentation:  two sopranos, contralto, tenor, baritone and bass

Year:  2004
Duration:  13m
Instrumentation  two sopranos, contralto, te...

Gareth Farr

Composer:   Gareth Farr


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Commissioned note

Written during the inaugural Trans-Tasman Composer Exchange with funding from Creative New Zealand, and facilitated by SOUNZ and the Australian Music Centre

Contents note

  1. Queen Butterfly
  2. Willy Wagtail
  3. At the Widening of War
  4. Raven - sotto voce
  5. Midnight Lake
  6. Jellyfish

Text note

Poems by Les Murray

Performance history

01 Feb 2005: Premiered at Government House, Sydney by the Song Company conducted by Roland Peelman

05 May 2010: Les Murray's Octave: ISCM 2010

03 Feb 2015: Adam Chamber Music Festival 2015 | The Song Company in Recital

05 Feb 2015: Adam Chamber Music Festival 2015 | Up Close with The Song Company

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