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Distant lullaby

Sheet Music: Score

Distant lullaby : from 'Art and Life', a song cycle for high female voice and piano / Linda Kouvaras.

by Linda Kouvaras (1999)

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  • Instrumentation: Soprano voice, piano.
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    Performance by Linda Thompson, Deviani Segal from the CD Repose


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Art and Life is a song cycle which traces the life of a woman in her early adulthood. She meets an Artist, sits for him, and they fall in love. The first song describes the sitting. They have a child; she sings a lullaby to the sleeping baby. By the third song, the woman's relationship with the Artist, the father of her child, has soured; he abuses her. In the following song, her militancy (the survival instinct mentioned in the first poem) burgeons; her "resourcefulness", explored in the third, has found a new level - and in the fifth song she has been imprisoned for her "commendable bravery". In the last, in her incarceration, she sings a distant lullaby to her child.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (7p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 21 min.

Commissioned by Linda Thompson, Deviani Segal.

First performance by Linda Thompson, Deviani Segal — Aug 01. Wintyre Gallery, Victoria

Includes programme note for the entire work, and the text used for the song.

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