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Maroubra song cycle

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The Maroubra song cycle : for female voice and piano / music by Stephen Lalor ; lyrics by Libby Hathorn.

by Stephen Lalor (1990)

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  • Instrumentation: Female voice, piano.
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    Performance by Susan Lorette Dunn, Stephen Lalor from the CD Songs by Stephen Lalor.


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Libby Hathorn's lyrics evoke bitter-sweet memories of a sun-drenched life in the post-WWII beachside suburb of Maroubra in Sydney. Stephen Lalor's music sets these words in a series of vignettes ranging from hypnotic ballds to quasi-Klezmer episodes and atmospheric, operatic settings.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (56p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — student - professional

Duration: 28 min.

Contents note:

Behind Hydrangea -- Stories Grandmothers Tell -- Childhood Friend -- Mr Heller and Son -- In His Arms -- They Who Knew Its Balm -- The Blue Dress -- Remembrance of Things Past.

Commission info: Commissioned by University of Technology, Sydney for Drama Dept, UTS Lindfield

First performance 31 May 90. Greenhalgh Auditorium, University of Technology Sydney, Kuring-gai Campus

Childhood friend written in 1989 and is an arrangement of a song originally for soprano and 2 altos with piano; the score for this movement includes guitar chords. The other songs were written in 1990.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced Mar 16.

ISMN: 979-0-720169-08-8

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Songs by Stephen Lalor.
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