Four songs from 'Dead songs' : Opus 45e
by Andrew Schultz (2010)
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Texts adapted by the composer from epitaphs from Australian seaside graveyards
Original version of Dead Songs (Opus 45) was composed in Woonona, July 1993 and is scored for soprano, clarinet, cello and piano and is a cycle of 9 songs of about 35 minutes duration. This version is for high voice (soprano or tenor) and piano only and is an arrangement of four of the original songs from Dead Songs. The work was undertaken in Sydney, in November to December 2010.
Instrumentation: High voice (soprano or tenor), piano. Song 1 is for solo voice only - without piano. Two pieces of rubber (such as window stoppers or erasers) are needed to prepare the piano in Song 3.
Duration: 15 min.
Contents note: 1. Buried at sea (3 min.) -- 2. Ahead of his time: Little Jackie (3 min.) -- 3. Peace perfect peace (5 min.) -- 4. Unreconstructed sentiment (4 min.).
May be performed as a cycle or separate songs.
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