This white shell standing (full orchestra with narrator)
by Dulcie Holland (1973)
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performed by SSO/Mills Richard
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Library shelf no. CD 1329 [Available for loan]
This White Shell Standing was written to celebrate the opening of the Sydney Opera House in 1973. The author of the text, Joyce Trickett, wrote the poem while returning on a night flight to Sydney. She was struck by the whiteness of the Opera House against the darkness of the harbour and imagined the scene as a white shell held in a black man's hand.
Duration: 13 min.
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