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Big meeting

CD

Big meeting / David Lumsdaine.

  • Published by NMC Recordings — 2011 [NMC D171] — 1 CD (61 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: CD 2186 — Reference (not for loan) copy only

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This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
Please contact our Sales Department to confirm pricing and availability.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Big Meeting (1978) — sound sculpture David Lumsdaine 1 hours, 47 sec.

Product details

Lumsdaine's poetic collage was recorded on location at the Durham Miners' Gala, 1971 - a large annual gathering associated with the coal mining heritage of the region, and known as The Big Meeting. This remarkable work assembles snatches of brass bands, choirs, speech and song alongside the sounds of a historic occasion.

Duration: 61 min.

Contents note:

Beginnings: "Speak!" -- Gathering, memories: Old Elvet and the racecourse -- The fairground dances -- The miners' hymn -- Crossing Palace Green to the Cathedral -- Undergound: questions -- Praise: people speak -- Coda.

Liner notes include programme notes and biographical notes on the composer.


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