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Songs of love and desire : mezzo-soprano voice with piano

by Margaret Brandman (2003)

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Performance by Désirée Regina, Margaret Brandman from the CD Songs of love and desire

Songs of love and desire

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Songs of love and desire / [music by] Margaret Brandman ; Désirée Regina.

Library shelf no. CD 1321 [Available for loan]

Songs of love and desire

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Work Overview

This song cycle was a creative collaboration with lyricist and mezzo soprano Desiree Regina. Her lyrics were written when she was at a cross roads in her life and needed to manifest a more meaningful relationship. The result of the song cycle was that indeed a new partner came into her life. The six songs in the cycle take the listener through the gamut of emotions from despair to elation. The music has strong melodies set with a rich harmonic palette. The cycle moves through a variety of styles portraying heartfelt emotion interspersed with foot tapping rhythms.

Work Details

Year: 2003

Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano voice, piano.

Duration: 24 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Secrets of a trembling passion -- Desire -- Do you remember? -- Catch me if you can -- Don't flee from me -- In only one glance.

First performance: by Désirée Regina, Margaret Brandman — Oct 03. 2MBS FM Radio, Sydney

Winner of Australian Art Song section, of Ryde Eisteddfod (Sydney), 2003.

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Performances of this work

23 Aug 2014: at Rhapsodies to Rhumbas (Zenith Theatre Chatswood).

9 Nov 13: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith NSW. Featuring Margaret Brandman, Désirée Regina.

Oct 03: 2MBS FM Radio, Sydney. Featuring Désirée Regina, Margaret Brandman.

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