An Australian backyard suite : soprano with ensemble
by Paul Kopetz (2011)
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The 6 short movements based on text by Brisbane poet Svyetlana Hadgraft set out to colorfully describe various plants and animals synonymous with Aussie gardens. From destructive insects to majestic trees, a typical Australian backyard comes to life in the form of 6 songs.
Instrumentation: Version 1: Soprano, clarinet, cello, piano, optional auxiliary percussion. Version 2: Soprano, clarinet, bass clarinet (bassoon), piano, optional auxiliary percussion.
Duration: 21 min.
Contents note: Movement 1 "Lorikeet" (3'00) -- Movement 2 "Fire Ant" (3'10) -- Movement 3 "Tree Fern" (3'10) -- Movement 4 "Blue Tongue Lizard" (3'00) -- Movement 5 "Cicada" (2'45) -- Movement 6 "Poinciana" (4'50).
First performance: by Ensemble Entourage — 4 Nov 11. Brisbane
Poetry by Svyetlana Hadgraft
Winner of Director's Choice Award in the Boston Metropolitan Opera International Composers' Competition 2014
Winner of 2nd Prize in the Franz Schubert International Composition Competition in Vienna (Austria), 2012
- Has as subject/About: Australia
Performances of this work
4 Nov 11: Brisbane. Featuring Ensemble Entourage.
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