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Sheet Music: Score

Murchitt : a daydream / music: Lawrence Whiffin ; text: William Henderson.

by Lawrence Whiffin (1997)

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  • Instrumentation: Speaker, soprano, tenor, SATB choir, flute/piccolo, clarinet B flat/E flat, bass clarinet, trumpet, percussion (1 player), piano, synthesizer, violin, cello.
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Based on a prose poem by William Henderson, the text is deliberately silly with comic-surreal imaginings inspiring the music in unusual situations, humour having the dominant role.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (133p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 28 min.

Contents note:

There are two large sections rather than two movements, each with varying tempos interpreting the moods of the text.


First performance by Merlyn Quaife, Tyrone Landau, Astra Choir, John McCaughey — 1 Sep 98. The Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Melbourne

Includes programme note.

An experiment in post-surrealist humour.

Winner of Australian Music Centre Award for Best Composition, 1998.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 1999.

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