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Work


Cat Suite

for mezzo-soprano and piano

Year:  2010

Year:  2010

Composer:   David Hamilton

Films, Audio & Samples

Sample Score

Sample: Page 1 and 2 from "Hey Kitty"

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1 and 2 from "Shabby Tabby"

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About

These three songs, to texts by poet and playwright Michelanne Forster, were commissioned by Margo Knightbridge for performance in a fundraising concert. The texts were especially written for the singer who has been active in choral music for many years and is also one third of The Three Mezzos vocal group.

The first song is more lyrical and tells of a cat that has retired from a busy life to dream about former days running about and catching mice. The second song is about a tabby which has a mind of its own and which enjoys wandering off by itself. The final song is about calling a cat in for its meal. The three songs are preceded by short explanations from the poet.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by Margo Knightbridge


Contents note

  1. Miss Puss
  2. Shabby Tabby
  3. Hey Kitty

Text note

Texts by Michelanne Forste


Performance history

10 Apr 2011: Performed by Margo Knightbridge (mezzo-soprano) and Warwick Gibbs (piano) at Eastern Bays Hospice, in Auckland