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Three Spirituals (unspecified voice with full orchestra)

by Ross Fiddes (1995)

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Performance by John Kellaway, Francine Bell, Orchestra Nova from the CD Fiddes works

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Three spirituals


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Three spirituals / arranged by Ross Fiddes.

Library shelf no. Q 783.2525/FID 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Arrangements of 3 Spirituals for female voice and full orchestra. The range is challenging for the female soloist (bottom F to top Bb) and some voices may need amplification.

A piano/vocal version exists for both low voice (original version) and high voice.

Work Details

Year: 1995

Instrumentation: Voice, orchestra (Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone (doubling tuba), timpani, percussion (2 players), strings).

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Wide ranging vocally.

Contents note: Sin (Sinner, please don't let this harvest pass) -- The Crucifixion (And He never said a mumblin' word) -- Ride on, King Jesus.

Dedication note: Francine Bell & the Novocastrian Arts Aorchestra

Commission note: Novocastrian Arts Orchestra

First performance: by Novocastrian Arts Orchestra, Francine Bell, John Kellaway — 1995. Newcastle City Hall, NSW

Originally titled: Three Negro Spirituals


Performances of this work

1995: Newcastle City Hall, NSW. Featuring Novocastrian Arts Orchestra, Francine Bell, John Kellaway.

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