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Words of wisdom : song cycle for vocal sextet

by Katy Abbott (2003)

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Performance by Hildy Essex, Australian Contemporary Chorale from the CD Rear vision

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Library shelf no. CD 1947 [Available for loan]

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Words of wisdom : song cycle for vocal sextet / Katy Abbott.

Library shelf no. 783.165547/ABB 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2003

Instrumentation: 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, baritone, bass.

Duration: 18 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. Angry is easy / text by Aristotle -- II. Nail polish / text by Kaz Cooke -- III. Fine wine -- IV. Unnecessary / text by Kaz Cooke -- V. Fool / text from old Chinese proverb -- VI. The mosquito / text by D.H. Lawrence -- VII. Secret / text by Benjamin Franklin -- VIII. Handsome / text by Olivier Martinez -- IX. The art of war / text by John Marsden -- X. How to get there / text by Michael Leunig.

Dedication note: For Stuart and Marianne, in celebration of your marriage

Commission note: Composed for the Song Company, for ModArt 2003


Words of Wisdom (I. Angry is Easy)


Performances of this work

28 Jun 2014: at Home: voices without borders (Paddington Town Hall). Featuring Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir.

7 Apr 12: Four Winds Festival, Bermagui, NSW. Featuring Lyn Williams, Gondwana Chorale, Luke Byrne.

29 May 05: Richmond Town Hall, Melbourne. Featuring Hildy Essex, Australian Contemporary Chorale.

1 Feb 05: Government House, Sydney. Featuring Song Company, Roland Peelman.

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