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This white shell standing (full orchestra with narrator)

by Dulcie Holland (1973)

Streaming Audio

ABC Classic AMP

Listen online to a full-length recording of this work.
performed by SSO/Mills Richard
Access to this recording is courtesy of the ABC's classic amp website.

Heritage 16.


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Heritage 16.

Library shelf no. CD 1329 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 1973

Duration: 13 min.

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