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Spell against sorrow (mezzo-soprano with guitar)

by Helen Gifford (2003)

Spell against sorrow


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Spell against sorrow / Helen Gifford

Library shelf no. 783.67542/GIF 1 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Year: 2003

Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano, guitar (classical and steel-string).

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Contents note: Spell against sorrow -- Statues -- On a deserted shore.

Dedication note: ...written in tribute to the musicians Deborah Kayser and Geoffrey Morris

Setting of three poems by Kathleen Raine.

Mezzo-soprano part has a range that extends well beyond that of a normal mezzo-soprano.


Program note: Helen Gifford's "Spell Against Sorrow"
© Helen Gifford
Source: Produced for and provided by Melbourne Composer's League

Performances of this work

Unknown date: featuring Deborah Kayser, Geoffrey Morris.

15 Sep 2015: at Halcyon: Ditties (Wyselaskie Auditorium). Featuring Ken Murray, Jenny Duck-Chong.

9 May 2014: at Women's Work (Recital Hall East). Featuring Halcyon.

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