Maiden voyage : arranged for mezzo-soprano, 3-part female choir and piano
by Lorraine Milne (1997, this version: 2013)
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Maiden voyage : arranged for mezzo-soprano, 3-part female choir and piano / words and music by Lorraine Milne ; additional words by Lois Ellis.
Library shelf no. 782.6547/MIL 1 [Available for loan]
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Maiden Voyage is a song cycle about the achievements of Australian women, both general and specific, throughout the history of white settlement. Women such as Louisa Lawson (Henry's mother) and Mary Penfold (the "mother" of Australian wine) are included along with Good Old Mum and Birthday Ballot, a song about the Vietnam War. Musically, the harmonic language is modern tonalism incorporating jazz elements as well.
Year: 1997, this version: 2013
Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano, 3-part female choir, piano.
Duration: 34 min.
Contents note: 1. Shifting South -- 2. Damned Once (solo) -- 3. Quiet Courage -- 4. Thank ‘em for Aussie Wine -- 5. Oh Louisa -- 6. A Woman in the House (solo) -- 7. Australian Air -- 8. A Matter of Survival -- 9. A Woman Is Not the Right Man (solo) -- 10. Who Cares! -- 11. Birthday Ballot (solo) -- 12. No Value -- 13. In the End.
Words and music by Lorriane Nilne ; additional words by Lois Ellis.
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