Point of ignition : for mezzo-soprano and full orchestra
by Helen Gifford (1997)
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Point of ignition : a setting of six poems by Jessica Aldridge, for mezzo-soprano and full orchestra / Helen Gifford.
Library shelf no. Q 783.6754/GIF 1 [Available for loan]
Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano voice, piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B flat, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, percussion (4 players), celesta, harp, strings.
Duration: 17 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional
Contents note: Point of ignition -- Abandoned gardens in the ranges -- The pointillist supreme -- Gothic gums -- Fallow day -- Country boy.
Dedication note: To Jessica and Kate
Commission note: Commissioned with funds provided by Australia Council. Performing Arts Board.
A setting of six poems by Jessica Aldridge.
Written while on a Composer Fellowship from the Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.
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