Aria for Edward John Eyre : soprano with ensemble
by David Lumsdaine (1972)
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From the CD Aria for Edward John Eyre ; What shall I sing?
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Aria for Edward John Eyre / [David Lumsdaine]. The owl / [Nigel Butterley] ; [performed by] The Seymour Group.
Library shelf no. CD 210 [Available for loan]
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Instrumentation: Soprano, solo double bass, 2 narrators, 3 clarinets (doubling bass clarinets), trumpet, horn, trombone, percussion (2 players), harp, 2 mixers (and assistants).
Duration: 57 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.
Commission note: Commissioned by BBC.
Text is taken from Eyre, E.J. - Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia and Overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the years 1840-41 (London, 1843), condensed and treated by the composer.
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