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Work

Oh what! : song based on a text fragment from the York Mystery Plays

by Caroline Wilkins (2000)

Audio Sample

Performance by Ensemble Sirinu from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists

Caroline Wilkins

Non-Commercial

This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.

CD

Caroline Wilkins : CD 2

Library shelf no. CD 2293 [Available for loan]

Selected works by AMC represented artists

Non-Commercial

This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.

CD

Selected works by AMC represented artists : vol 17

Library shelf no. CD 2281 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The work is based on the traditional form of the chanson for solo voice and accompanying instruments, using variations within the repeated verses. The text is taken from the first of the plays traditionally performed by the Guild of the Tannours, and dealing with the creation of light. The rise and fall of the angel Lucifer is vividly personified by one of the characters. In this setting I chose to use only fragments and key words from the original, in order to highlight the dramatic quality of the work.

Work Details

Year: 2000

Instrumentation: Soprano voice, treble recorder, harp, lute.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — pitches

Dedication note: Dedicated to Ensemble Sirinu

Commission note: Commissioned by York Early Music Centre 2000

First performance: by Ensemble Sirinu — 2000. York Early Music Centre, York, UK

Performances of this work

2000: York Early Music Centre, York, UK. Featuring Ensemble Sirinu.

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