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Stone river : baritone voice with chamber ensemble

by Ralph Middenway (1984)

Stone river


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Stone river


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Stone river : new setting of nine songs of Hitomaro / Ralph Middenway.

Version: This product features the Soprano with piano version of this work

Library shelf no. Q 783.66542/MID 1 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Withdrawn: the composer has withdrawn this work and it is no longer available for sale or public performance. Materials held in the Australian Music Centre's collection are for reference and research purposes only.

Year: 1984

Instrumentation: Baritone or mezzo-soprano, 4 percussionists (scrapers, timpani, blocks, vibraphone, Chinese cymbal, sha dik, wind machine, side drum, marimba, bull-roarer, tubophone, song bells, tom-toms, finger cymbal tree, tam-tam, tambour, bass drum).

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Stone river -- The sea pine -- The morning bird -- Smoke clouds.

Dedication note: "For my brother"

Commission note: Commissioned in 1984 by Ryszard Pusz - funding from the Music Board, Australia Council

Translations mostly by Geoffrey Brownas and Anthony Thwaite.

First performance 1984.

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