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by Claire Jordan

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Performance by Halcyon from the CD Halcyon.



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Library shelf no. CD 1595 [Available for loan]

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Duration: 7 min.

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My favourite Australian art song repertoire

Posted by Australian Music Centre on 22 July, 2013

The AMC asked leading practitioners to select their favourite Australian art song repertoire, to provide delegates to the 2013 International Conference of Vocal Teachers (Brisbane 2013) with an introduction to this rich and diverse landscape.
Memory is a song cycle for soprano, mezzo and piano set to the poetry of Christina Rossetti.  Most of the works in the cycle are solo songs.  'Echo' is a beautifully simple song that focuses on the pain and longing of lost love.  The slow, drawn out vocal lines express the singer's yearning over an incredibly sparse and repetitive piano accompaniment, almost like the tolling of distant bells.
Jenny Duck-Chong