Catch 75 : for voice and ensemble
by Ann Carr-Boyd (1975)
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Library shelf no. CD 2672 [Not for loan]
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Library shelf no. 783.6654/CAR 2 [Not for loan]
Catch 75 was commissioned by Musica Viva Australia for
the chamber music ensemble Catch 75, later renamed The Consort of
Sydney. The Consort of Sydney toured extensively for Musica Viva
in Australia and Europe. The Director was Robert Goode and the
artists who performed with Robert included Amanda Thane, Gregory
Pikler, David Pereira, Howard Oberg and Margaret Crawford. Catch
75 was one of the key works
featured in the programs of the Consort and one of several composed for the ensemble by Ann.
The work was named after the group, with the word 'catch' meaning 'song'. The composer writes - I wished the work to have an Australian flavour, although it does not refer directly to any particular work by an aboriginal or white Australian. Rather, there is a mix of aboriginal and European instruments using techniques from both traditions and reflecting music of both traditions. I spent many hours listening to the large collection of music made by Dr Alice Moyle on her many visits to northern Australia, in order to make myself better acquainted with aboriginal music.
Instrumentation: Soprano, recorder (or flute), cello, harpsichord, 2 pairs of Aboriginal beating sticks (to be played by the singer and harpsichordist).
Duration: 9 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Musica Viva Australia.
- In the form/style of: Improvisations
Performances of this work
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