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The last to leave : voice with piano

by Colin Brumby (2014)

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The last to leave : voice and piano / music by Colin Brumby ; words by Leon Gellert.

Library shelf no. 783.2542/BRU 1 [Available for loan]

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The last to leave : accompanied SA / music by Colin Brumby ; words by Leon Gellert.

Version: This product features the SA Choir with piano version of this work

Library shelf no. 782.6542/BRU 6 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

The Last to Leave was written by Leon Gellert in 1915 to commemorate the evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Gellert had fought there in the trenches until invalided out; his collection Songs of a Campaign established him as Australia's premier Great War poet. On Armistice Day 2003, this poem was read at the dedication of the Australian War Memorial in Hyde Park, London.

The music sets the words naturally, the two verses adjusted to fit a strophic sequential melody with touches of word-painting. The opening lines are reiterated in conclusion, leaving open the eternal question - 'What of these?'

Work Details

Year: 2014

Instrumentation: Voice, keyboard accompaniment.

Difficulty: Medium

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Performances of this work

19 Apr 2015: at Music in War and Peace (St Patrick’s Cathedral (Ballarat)). Featuring Victoria Chorale, Mario Dobernig.

18 Apr 2015: at Music in War and Peace (Deakin Edge). Featuring Victoria Chorale, Mario Dobernig.

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