Notes : for mezzo-soprano and string quartet
by Christine McCombe (2000)
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Two pieces : for mezzo-soprano and string quartet, from 'An Opera of Clouds' / music by Christine McCombe ; texts by Alison Croggon.
Library shelf no. 783.66542/MCC 3 [Available for loan]
An Opera of Clouds (2002) is a mixed media chamber work incorporating voice and chamber ensemble, electroacoustic soundscapes and video projections. The work takes as its basis a series of poems by Australian writer Alison Croggon. Three spoken texts deal with the idea of Angels - not as stereotypical cherubic figures but Angels as awesome and sometimes vengeful beings. These figures represent a kind of observer of our human existence - a presence that is felt and sensed rather than seen. Notes is a song setting for mezzo soprano and string quartet that forms part of the larger work.
Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano voice, 2 violins, viola, cello.
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