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Sonnet 76 : vocal sextet

by Ruth McCall (2016)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

This piece is a setting of a Shakespeare Sonnet and references some of early music styles, such as setting a word as it sounds (eg "compounds strange" or "ever the same"). The song itself is a question about whether one should present as a person has done before, or to create new material. The result is a mixture of the two ideas - conservative and creative, as the poet wrestles with the concept.

Work Details

Year: 2016

Instrumentation: SSATBarB vocal ensemble.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Requires 6-part singing

Written for: Song Company

Commission note: Written for The Song Company as part of their concert series "A Strange Eventful History" in June 2016.

First performance: by Song Company at A Strange Eventful History (Blackheath Uniting Church) on 18 Jun 2016

The composer has noted the following styles, influences, etc. of this work:
Shakespeare Sonnets, Early Music, Word-painting, Polyphony, Choral

Performances of this work

27 Jun 2016: at A Strange Eventful History (Berry Uniting Church). Featuring Song Company.

26 Jun 2016: at A Strange Eventful History (Wollongong Art Gallery). Featuring Song Company.

25 Jun 2016: at A Strange Eventful History (Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest). Featuring Song Company.

23 Jun 2016: at A Strange Eventful History (Newcastle Conservatorium). Featuring Song Company.

21 Jun 2016: at A Strange Eventful History (Eugene Goossens Hall). Featuring Song Company.

19 Jun 2016: at A Strange Eventful History (The Independent Theatre). Featuring Song Company.

18 Jun 2016: at A Strange Eventful History (Blackheath Uniting Church). Featuring Song Company.

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