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War and peace

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War and peace / Colin Bright.

by Colin Bright (1994)


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Jas Duke's poetry appeals to me because of its witty social insight, its directness of expression and all-embracing honesty, and not least its humour. There is also a 'musical' revelling in the pure sound of words. It is this interest in Sound and Daily Life that give him a unique place in Australian poetry - an Australian Dadaist if you like!

I have grouped the songs thematically, though they may be performed in any order, or individually. The vocal style should be direct, not too refined, with a natural 'Australian' accent -i.e. flat rather than rounded.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (37p. -- B4 (landscape))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 35 mins

Contents note:

Sound poem -- Positive poem -- Presentations -- Mirror man -- Alphabet action -- Sexism in 1972 -- Poets are not good lovers -- Doing it the lesbian way -- Fuzzbug -- Stalin -- The Pope -- Shit poem -- The real hero of Eureka -- Happy birthday Australia.

Commissioned by Song Company with funds provided by Australia Council.

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

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