Sheet Music: Score
Otter's song : from 'The water babies' / music and lyrics by Freddie Hill.
by Fred Hill (2000)
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (8p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Piano part reduced from orchestral score
Duration: 4 mins
The composer acknowledge the influences of Kurt Weill in his Berlin period, especially The Threepenny Opera, and of interbellum French cinema in the motoring sequence.
From Act II, scene 3 of The Water babies. After observing the fate of the salmon, Tom is approached by a hungry otter who holds him responsible as a human creature for the present and future destruction of her habitat. The middle section contains an interlude for orchestra delineating the havoc wrought by the forthcoming 'horseless carriage'.
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