Sheet Music: Score
of dust : for SATB choir / Chris Williams ; [text by] August Strindberg.
by Chris Williams (2010)
The text for "of dust" comes from the poem "Indra" by August Strindberg. In Vedic mythology Indra is a powerful warrior god, who is lord of heaven, god of war and weather. The poem contrasts grand, and commanding images of Indra and the gods with the suffering of humanity; the fragility of those "sons of dust," "born of dust" who ultimately return "to dust." Images of the divine and eternal intermingle with the dust and din of mortality.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (6p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — This work could be attempted by an advanced secondary choir, but has some challenging pitch and rhythmic material in this context
Duration: 3 mins, 10 sec.
Commissioned by The Australian Voices.
Includes program note.
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