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Sheet Music: Score

Statues : song cycle, 5 songs for voice & piano / Richard Charlton

by Richard Charlton (2005)

  • Purchase Price: $34.95* — Purchase through ReedMusic.com
    * Purchases of this item will be completed through the ReedMusic website. GST of 10% will be added during the checkout process for Australian residents.
  • Library Availability: 783.66547/CHA 2 — Available for loan
  • Instrumentation: Soprano voice, piano.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Wendy Dixon, David Miller from the CD Australian song cycles



Product details

Statues was composed especially for Wendy Dixon & David Miller and takes its text from a Kenneth Slessor poem called 'Realities'. Slessor meditates on the beauty of another dimension or 'reality' within some of the etchings of the artist Norman Lindsay. The 'image' is of statues coming to life, or maybe they have always been alive, behind our own reality? I also took as inspiration the beautiful setting of Norman Lindsay's own statues in the garden of his house at Springwood in the Blue Mountains. A place where on a warm sunny afternoon, time could very well stand still, and this whole other world exist!

Published by: Reed Music [RM390] — 1 score (22p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium — The piano part is at a more advanced level

Duration: 12 min.

Contents note:

1. The statues awake -- 2. Venus & Apollo -- 3. Flowers -- 4. The ghosts of flesh -- 5. Reality.

First performance by Wendy Dixon, David Miller — 4 Dec 05. Crows Nest Performing Arts Centre, Sydney

Includes programme note.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: M-720071-47-3

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Australian song cycles
CD: Australian song cycles : volume one / Wendy Dixon, David Miller


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