Elegy for Ambon (unspecified choir with chamber ensemble with solo voice(s))
by Chester Schultz (2001)
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Library shelf no. 782.554/SCH 4 [Available for loan]
Wordless choral vocalise is overlaid with spoken texts obtained from Ambonese refugees (from Maluku province of eastern Indonesia). Collages of music, speaking & percussion. A dramatic presentation of the aftermath of violence & exile.
Instrumentation: Choir (any voices, including 8 solo voices, 4 speaking voices), percussion (at least 4 players, who may be drawn from choir).
Duration: 8 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Vocal improvisation: singing, speaking, noises.
Performances of this work
30 Jun 2016: at Elegy for Australia (Chapel, St Paul's College, Sydney).
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