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Fish tale (sextets: 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass)

by Raffæle Marcellino (1995)

ModArt 03


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ModArt 03 : program 2 / The Song Company.

Library shelf no. CD 1335 v.1 [Available for loan]

Fish tale


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Fish tale / Raffæle Marcellino.

Library shelf no. Q 783.165548/MAR 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The work is structured as a cantata and as an allegory drawn from Schubert's The Trout.

Work Details

Year: 1995

Instrumentation: 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: 1. Water -- 2. The riddle of the fish -- 3. The pleasure of the fisherman -- 4. Death -- 5 Memory.

Commission note: Commissioned by Song Company with funds provided by Australia Council. Performing Arts Board.

First performance: by Song Company — 1995. Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney.

Highly Commended, Lowin Prize.


Program note: Fish Tale
Raffaele Marcellino — © Raffaele Marcellino
Source: The Song Company -Modern Art Series 2, 18 September 1996

Review: Taking artistic licence - Song Company Modern Art Series September 18
Gordon Kerry — © Sydney Morning Herald
Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 20/9/1996


Performances of this work

1995: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney.. Featuring Song Company.

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