Catharsis : three poems for unaccompanied chorus
by Helen Gifford (2001)
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Library shelf no. 782.55547/GIF 1 [Available for loan]
A setting of three poems that have in common the regeneration of the human spirit after devastation and loss: Anna Akhmatova in 1921 in Saint Petersburg after the Revolution, Kathleen Raine in London in the early 1940s during the blitz, and Elizabeth Riddell in Australia also in World War II.
Instrumentation: SSAATTBB choir with soloists.
Duration: 11 min.
Contents note: Everything is plundered -- London revisited -- The soldier in the park.
First performance: by Astra Choir — 16 Dec 01.
Song texts from poems: 'Everything is plundered' by Anna Akhmatova ; 'London revisited' by Kathleen Raine ; 'The soldier in the park' by Elizabeth Riddell.
Performances of this work
16 Dec 01: featuring Astra Choir.
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