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A slender strand of memories : vocal score / Colin Spiers

by Colin Spiers (2009)

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  • Instrumentation: Soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor and baritone soloists; orchestra: 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd doubling cor anglais), 3 clarinets in B flat (3rd doubling bass clarinet in B flat), bassoon, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion - including kit (6 players), timpani, synthesizer, electric guitar, bass guitar, strings (minimum 10, 10, 6, 6, 4) ; large SATB choir (including chamber chorus - minimum of 24 voices).
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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))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 53 mins

Contents note:

Prelude -- Dreamtime chant -- The convicts' lament -- A happy holiday -- Reflections -- Postlude.

Dedicated to Carmel Lutton

Commission info: Commissioned to commemorate the sesquicentenary of the incorporation of the city of Newcastle in 2009, with funds made available by the University of Newcastle

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.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-67309-611-0

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