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Paradise unseen : SATBarB choir

by Nigel Butterley (2001)

Paradise unseen

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Paradise unseen / music: Nigel Butterley ; text: Kathleen Raine.

Library shelf no. 782.5554/BUT 1 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: SATBarB choir (or vocal sextet: 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, baritone, bass).

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Professional soloists/good amateur choir.

Contents note: In 7 movements.

Commission note: Commissioned by Song Company.

First performance: by Song Company — Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.

Text from Seven poems by Kathleen Raine.

Includes slightly revised version of an earlier work Sleep.

This work can be performed either by soloists or choir.

Analysis

Program note: Paradisde Unseen
Nigel Butterley
Source: The Song Company Modern Art Series 16, 17 June 2001

Review: The Song Company Modern Art Series Tears of Things 17 June 2001
Peter McCallum
Source: Sydney Morning Herald 19 June 2001

Program note: The Song Company Icons
Roland Peelman
Source: The Song Company Icons March 2005

Performances of this work

Unknown date: Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.. Featuring Song Company.

10 Sep 2016: at The Song Company: The Concord of Strangers (Sydney Opera House - Utzon Room). Featuring Song Company.

9 Sep 2016: at The Song Company: The Concord of Strangers (Sydney Opera House - Utzon Room). Featuring Song Company.

4 Sep 2016: at The Song Company: The Concord of Strangers (Wollongong Art Gallery). Featuring Song Company.

3 Sep 2016: at The Song Company: The Concord of Strangers (Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest). Featuring Song Company.

1 Sep 2016: at The Song Company: The Concord of Strangers (Newcastle Conservatorium). Featuring Song Company.

26 Aug 2016: at The Song Company: The Concord of Strangers (Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Song Company.

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