Sheet Music: Score
A luta continua : for baritone, girls' choir and orchestra / music: Martin Wesley-Smith ; text: Peter Wesley-Smith.
by Martin Wesley-Smith (2005)
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (69p. -- A3 (portrait))
First performance by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, with Andrew Collis, bass-baritone, and Ogilvie High School Concert Choir, conducted by Richard Mills, at Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, 2 April 2005, during the 10 Days on the Island festival.
"Commissioned by Symphony Australia for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, with assistance from ... the Australia Council" -- T.p.
Copyright held by Martin Wesley-Smith and Peter Wesley-Smith.
Title translates as "The struggle continues".
'A luta continua' is a phrase often used by revered revolutionary leader Xanana Gusmao, whose speeches have inspired the text of this work. It refers to the struggle the East Timorese have endured to achieve independence. But they are a resilient people who eagerly look forward to a secure future. Their strength is reflected in the Wesley-Smith brothers' composition: the struggle continues, with determination, optimism and hope.
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