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hanging of Jean Lee

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The hanging of Jean Lee : 30 songs about the last woman hanged in Australia (concert version) / music by Andrée Greenwell ; script by Abe Pogos and Jordie Albiston.

by Andrée Greenwell, Jordie Albiston and Abe Pogos (2013)

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  • Instrumentation: Female voice, 3 male voices, chorus, narrator, violin, trumpet, clarinet (doubling alto saxophone, bass clarinet), guitar, keyboard, bass, drumkit and percussion (1 player).
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A music theatre work that tells the story of the last woman to be hanged in Australia in 1951. A variety of vocal and performance styles, recommended for upper secondary and tertiary study or performance. Based upon the verse history by Jordie Albiston, libretto by Jordie Albiston and Abe Pogos.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (242p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 83 min.

Contents note:

1. Murder at Mallow House -- 2. Skipping Rhyme -- 3. Reportage (The Age) -- 4. Mum's Little Helper -- 5. Mug Shot 1 -- 6. A Bun in the Oven -- 7. Dear Diary 1934 (when I meet God) -- 8. Saturday Arvo -- 9. I Have a Baby -- 11. Girl Meets Boy -- 12. Living it up -- 13. You Stalker -- 14. Go West Young Woman -- 16. Learning the Trade -- 17. Bobby and Jean -- 18. The Badger Game -- 19. Divorce File -- 20. Spring Carnival Fever -- 20b. Seduction Scene -- 22. Behind the Shelter Shed -- 24. Interrogation Song -- 25. Confession -- 26. Coroner's Report -- 27. Verdict -- 28. Pentridge Poem -- 29. Mug Shot 2 -- 30. Schoolyard Chant -- 31. Jilly's Song -- 31b. Norm's Testimony -- 34. Dear Diary 1951 -- 35. Final Night -- 36. Skipping Rhyme -- 37. Fly Away Jean.

First performance at The Hanging of Jean Lee (North Melbourne Town Hall (Arts House)) on 7 Dec 2013

Based upon the verse history by Jordie Albiston.

Numbering of songs reflects changes in this arrangement; some songs have been cut from original version.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720145-01-3

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