Maranoa lullaby : for mezzo-soprano and string quartet
by Peter Sculthorpe (1996)
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Maranoa Lullaby was collected in the Maranoa district in
Southern Queensland by Dr H O Lethbridge. An arrangement of it
for voice and piano, by Arthur S Loam, was published by Allan
& Co, Melbourne, in the 1930s. This was later made popular by
the Aboriginal tenor Harold Blair. In 2007, his 1950 recording of
it was chosen by the National Film and Sound Archive as one of
its 'Sounds of Australia.'
When I was a student in Melbourne, in the 1940s, I made an orchestral arrangement of the lullaby. I have since used it in several works, notably Cello Dreaming, for solo cello and strings (1998) and my choral Requiem (2004).
Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano voice, 2 violins, viola, cello.
Duration: 3 min.
Program note: Peter Sculthorpe's "Maranoa Lullaby"
by Peter Sculthorpe
Source: the score of this work
- Inspired by: Indigenous Australian Culture
Performances of this work
19 Jun 07: Parliament House, Canberra. Featuring David Pereira.
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