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Beauty : for voice and piano

by May Howlett (1978)

Celebrating the work of Australian women composers


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Celebrating the work of Australian women composers

Library shelf no. CD 816 [Available for loan]



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Beauty : for voice and piano / words and music by May Howlett.

Library shelf no. 783.67542/HOW 1 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

Beauty is the central song in a series describing the real and imaginary lives of an aging woman. The music and ideas of the larger work show influences of Broadway musicals, disco and more classical techniques, all spiced with a kind of Brechtian alienation.

Work Details

Year: 1978

Instrumentation: Medium to high voice, piano.

Duration: 2 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Not technically difficult, but requires a trained voice of good range

First performance: 18 Jun 78. Carnegie Recital Hall, NY

Performances of this work

3 Sep 2014: at Celebrating May in Spring (Chevalier College). Featuring Lotte Latukefu, Louise Scott.

18 Jun 78: Carnegie Recital Hall, NY

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