The Stubborn Heart : Song cycle for soprano and chamber orchestra
by George Palmer (2014)
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The Stubborn Heart : for soprano and chamber orchestra / music: George Palmer ; text: Judith Wright.
Library shelf no. 783.6547/PAL 1 [Available for loan]
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The Stubborn Heart consists of 6 songs, settings of 6 poems of Australian poet, Judith Wright, broadly tracing her journey through life, from a curious, cheeky and somewhat rebellious teenager, through motherhood, her relationship with the environment and, finally, acceptance of old age.
Instrumentation: Soprano solo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, strings.
Duration: 22 min.
Contents note: Naked Girl and Mirror -- Woman to Man -- Egrets -- The Killer -- Sonnet -- Sonnet for Christmas.
Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Ars Musica Australis.. Commissioned by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Ars Musica Australis as part of the 101 Series commissioned by the Conservatorium to celebrate its centenary
- In the form/style of: Song Cycles
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