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serious house

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A serious house : an anthem for girls choir & symphony orchestra / music by Richard Charlton ; text by Philip Larkin.

by Richard Charlton (2003)

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  • Instrumentation: SSA choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 alto saxophones (or 2 horns in F), 2 trumpets in B flat, 2 trombones, bass trombone, timpani, percussion (2 players), strings.
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Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (17p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium — Senior school to tertiary student.

Duration: 4 min.

Commission info: Commissioned by Rowena Danziger on the occasion of her retirement from Ascham School, Sydney, after 30 years as headmistress.

First performance by Ascham Symphony Orchestra, Ascham School Choir, Steven Hillinger — 9 Nov 03. Sydney Town Hall

Includes text of poem.

The words to A Serious House were chosen by Rowena Danziger and come from the last stanzas of Philip Larkin’s poem, 'Church Going'  published in Collected Poems by Faber and Faber.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: M-67300-044-5

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