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In the Carnarvon Ranges

Sheet Music: Score

In the Carnarvon Ranges / Betty Beath, David Cox.

by David Cox and Betty Beath (1974)


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The Cry is a setting of a poem by Japanese poet Kajima Shozo trnaslated by Jarry and Lyn Guest. I originally set the work for solo voice and chamber orchestra: the first in a cycle of four songs under the title Riddles (1974).

The following is an excerpt from the poem which I found very appealing:

"Once in the grass there lived a nervous insect, the tiniest creature in the whole wide world. H'd been afraid of the wind all his life and so, to get away from it, he dug a hole, sweating and panting. It took a year to do...."

I revised this work for medium range solo voice and piano in 2005 and believe it can well stand alone as a solo song for either female or male voice.

I selected the poem (in 1974) from a Penguin Books publication Post-war Japanese Poetry and was granted permission to set the text by both the publisher and the poet Kajima Shozo.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (23p. -- A4 (portrait))

Score includes 2 arrangements and parts.

Includes programme notes.

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

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This work also exists as the following versions:
- Soprano with chamber orchestra
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- Mezzo-Soprano with piano


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