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Vast sea, sleeping mother

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Vast sea, sleeping mother : for SATB choir, piano, string quartet and percussion / music by Dan Walker ; text by Kahlil Gibran.

by Dan Walker (2011)

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  • Instrumentation: SATB choir, piano, string quartet and mixed percussion (crotales, bass drum, ocean drum).


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This piece is scored for string quartet, mixed voices, percussion and piano and it explores the notion of humility and self-discovery. The text is taken from Iranian 20th century writer Khalil Gibran's The Prophet, and recounts the protagonist's first ocean voyage. It would suit a tertiary/college or professional-level choir.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 5 performance parts (14p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 6 min.

Commission info: Commissioned for the 2012 Voices of the Swan Orff Conference, Perth

First performance Jan 12. Wesley College, Perth

This set of performance parts only includes parts for: percussion, violin I, violin II, viola and double bass. The pianist and choristers will need to purchase copies of the score to perform from.

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