Rainsong : for soprano, flute, guitar quartet & cello
by Richard Charlton (1999)
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From the CD Orchestral & chamber works with guitars
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Rainsong : for soprano, flute, guitar quartet & cello / music by Richard Charlton ; words by Roland Robinson.
Library shelf no. 783.66542/CHA 2 [Available for loan]
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The text for Rainsong is taken from Robinson's poem, Northern Oriole and I have tried to evoke that "lushness" and atmosphere after a rainstorm; when the air is cleared, leaves drip and birds call out!
Instrumentation: Soprano voice, flute, 4 guitars, cello.
Duration: 6 min.
First performance: by Northern Territory Guitar Quartet — 1999. Darwin International Guitar Festival, Charles Darwin University Theatre, NT
The main theme from The birth of opal is used in this work.
Program note: Roland Charlton's "Rainsong"
program note by the composer
Performances of this work
1999: Darwin International Guitar Festival, Charles Darwin University Theatre, NT. Featuring Northern Territory Guitar Quartet.
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