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Elegy for Ambon (unspecified choir with chamber ensemble with solo voice(s))

by Chester Schultz (2001)

Elegy for Ambon


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Elegy for Ambon : for choir (any voices) / Chester Schultz.

Library shelf no. 782.554/SCH 4 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2001

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.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Deborah Munro, Adelaide Girls' Choir

First performance: by Voiceworks, Carl Crossin — 8 Dec 01. Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide

Performances of this work

30 Jun 2016: at Elegy for Australia (Chapel, St Paul's College, Sydney).

8 Dec 01: Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide. Featuring Voiceworks, Carl Crossin.

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