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Sheet Music: Score

Rainsong : for soprano, flute, guitar quartet & cello / music by Richard Charlton ; words by Roland Robinson.

by Richard Charlton (1999)

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  • Instrumentation: Soprano voice, flute, 4 guitars, cello.
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    From the CD Orchestral & chamber works with guitars


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The text for Rainsong is taken from Robinson's poem, Northern Oriole and I have tried to evoke that "lushness" and atmosphere after a rainstorm; when the air is cleared, leaves drip and birds call out!

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (16p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 6 mins

Commission info: Commissioned for the Darwin Guitar Festival

First performance by Northern Territory Guitar Quartet — 1999. Darwin International Guitar Festival, Charles Darwin University Theatre, NT

Includes biographical notes on the poet Roland Robinson.

The main theme from The birth of opal is used in this work.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: M-67300-546-4

Analysis & Media

- Program note: Roland Charlton's "Rainsong"
program note by the composer

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