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The last whale (sextets: 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, baritone, bass - with chamber ensemble)

by Colin Bright (2007)

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The last whale / Colin Bright.

Library shelf no. Q 783.1654/BRI 1 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Year: 2007

Instrumentation: 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, clarinet, bass clarinet, vibraphone, percussion, pre-recorded CD.

Difficulty: Advanced

First performance: by Song Company, Claire Edwardes — 26 Apr 07. Totally Huge New Music Festival, Perth

Lyrics include texts of the Requiem Mass alternating with extracts from scientific reports about species of whales threatened with extinction.

Winner of the Award for Best Composition by an Australian Composer, at the 2008 APRA-AMC Classical Music Awards.

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2008 Classical Music Awards - Best Composition by an Australian Composer Winner Colin Bright

Analysis

Review: The Song Company Cage Uncaged 15 September 2007
Peter McCallum
Source: Sydney Morning Herald 17 September 2007

Review: The Song Company Cage Uncaged 15 September 2007
Vincent Plush
Source: The Australian 17 September 2007

Resonate article: 2008 Classical Music Awards - Winners by Australian Music Centre

Resonate article: 2008 Classical Music Awards - Finalists by Australian Music Centre

Resonate article: A Compendium of Cage: Whales, Mushrooms and Hymns by Melissa Lesnie

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Performances of this work

15 Sep 07: The Carriageworks, Sydney. Featuring Song Company, Ensemble Offspring.

26 Apr 07: Totally Huge New Music Festival, Perth. Featuring Song Company, Claire Edwardes.

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