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Blue Work


Waiata Wahine

for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra

Year:  2005

Year:  2005

Jack Body
Composer

Composer:   Jack Body

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About

The chamber orchestra version is a 'sketch' of the orchestral version.


Commissioned note

The songs were part of the Carmen Project, originally commissioned by the NZSO


Contents note

  1. He Kihi Ki To Matenga - Lullaby (to a lover)
  2. I Te Kori E Marama? (If you don't know how, why pretend?)
  3. He Pango (Black)
  4. He Kihi Ki To Matenga - Lullaby (to a child)
  5. He Aha Nga Mamae Kua Whakapatia? (What Else Does Pain Give?)

Text note

Text by Edith Sodergran, Marina Tsetayeva, Julia de Burgos, Juana de Ibarbourou, Roma Potiki, Huang O – describing profound self-knowledge and the strength this gives, a power that obliterates conventional notions of 'femininity'.


Performance history

Performed in Santa Ana in 2005, in California, USA