Sheet Music: Score
A slender strand of memories : vocal score / Colin Spiers
by Colin Spiers (2009)
This six-movement work was written to celebrate the sesquicentenary of local government in Newcastle.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (159p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 53 mins
Prelude -- Dreamtime chant -- The convicts' lament -- A happy holiday -- Reflections -- Postlude.
Dedicated to Carmel Lutton
First performance by Edward Primrose, Newcastle Symphony Orchestra, Jennifer Barnes, Rosemary Saunders, Paul McMahon, Christopher Allan — 1 Nov 09. Newcastle City Hall, by Newcastle University, Chamber, and Conservatorium Choirs, Newcastle Symphony Orchestra and soloists
Includes glossary of Awabakal/Wonnarua words (used in the second movement) and a brief guide to their pronunciation.
Text written by the composer.
The work is in a Neo-romantic style with strong modernist and popular overtones in places.
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