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As water bears salt

Sheet Music: Score

As water bears salt : for solo mezzo, baritone and chamber choir / Michael Whiticker.

by Michael Whiticker (1989)

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  • Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano, baritone, SSAATB chamber choir, percussion.
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As Water Bears Salt takes its name and text from the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca. It is in 3 movements. It began life in 1981 as a shorter work for vocal soloists but was fully recomposed in 1989 for the Sydney University Chamber Choir.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (16p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 9 min.

Contents note:

Why shepherd? -- As water bears salt -- Sweet nails.

Dedication note: Dedicated to the artistic vision of David Wansbrough.

First performance by Sydney University Chamber Choir, Nicholas Routley — Jun 89. Sydney University Chamber choir

Includes performance notes.

Text taken freely from Federico Garcia Lorca's three plays Yerma, Blood Wedding and The House of Bernarda Alba.

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

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CD: The laughter of mermaids / The Song Company.

This work also exists as the following versions:
- Sextets: Soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, 2 tenors, bass


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