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De Profundis : a monodrama

by Gwen Harwood and Larry Sitsky (1982)

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Performance by Lyall Bevan, Petra String Quartet, Graeme Leak from the CD De profundis

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De profundis / Larry Sitsky.

Library shelf no. CD 29 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1982

Instrumentation: Baritone, 2 string quartets, percussion.

Duration: 23 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: The bitterness of disgrace -- The letter -- Oscar reflects on his former greatness -- Melodrama : the rebuke -- A new understanding -- Suffering : the other half of life -- Resolution.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Lyall Beven

Commission note: Commissioned by Friends of the Canberra School of Music with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance: by Lyall Bevan, Petra String Quartet, Graeme Leak — Oct 82. Llewellyn Hall, Canberra School of Music

Original words of Oscar Wilde arranged into a libretto by Gwen Harwood.


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Oct 82: Llewellyn Hall, Canberra School of Music. Featuring Lyall Bevan, Petra String Quartet, Graeme Leak.

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