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The water babies (dramatic music)

by Fred Hill (1999)

water babies

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Libretto

The water babies / [words and music by Freddie Hill, after Charles Kingsley]

Library shelf no. 782.14/HIL 1 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: Soprano solo/narrator, flute, clarinet in B flat, piano, (also optional bassoon and viola).

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Advanced student/professional.

Commission note: Commissioned by Don Mori, for TOC Ensemble, for Balmain T.H. Festival

First performance: by Carolina Castillo, TOC Ensemble, Don Mori — 22 Jan 00. Balmain Town Hall

Text from 'You'd better do as you'd be done by', by the composer, after Charles Kingsley.

Performances of this work

4 Mar 2017: at The Water Babies - a folk opera (Kindlehill Performance Space).

18 Jun 2016: at The Water Babies (The Reginald Theatre). Featuring Josephine Truman, Mara Kiek.

22 Jan 00: Balmain Town Hall. Featuring Carolina Castillo, TOC Ensemble, Don Mori.

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