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Exile lamentations : three choruses for SATB choir

by Paul Stanhope (2008)

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Performance by Sydney Chamber Choir, Joseph Tawadros, Paul Stanhope from the CD Exile lamentations

Exile lamentations

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Exile lamentations / Paul Stanhope.

Library shelf no. CD 2198 [Available for loan]

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Exile lamentations : three choruses for SATB choir / Paul Stanhope.

Library shelf no. 782.55525/STA 4 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Exile Lamentations is a triptych of choral pieces which reflect upon the experience of displacement, homelessness and banishment.

The starting point for Exile Lamentations is found in the Lamentations of Jeremiah, which play an important part in both Christian and Jewish traditions.

This three-movement piece juxtaposes the poetry of C20th Palestinian poets with the ancient Lamentations texts. The music employs a vast array of choral textures in its illustration of the powerful textual elements.

Work Details

Year: 2008

Instrumentation: SSAATTBB choir, baritone solo.

Duration: 18 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: 1. Eykhah -- 2. Deserts of Exile -- 3. Lament.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Sam Laughton, Jonathan Grieves-Smith

Commission note: Commissioned by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Sydney Chamber Choir, Elysian Singers.. Co-commissioned by the Elysian Singers of London, Melbourne Symphony Chorus and Sydney Chamber Choir

First performance: by Elysian Singers, Sam Laughton — 17 May 09. St Pancras Church, London, UK

Revised 2015

Analysis

Resonate article: Art Music Awards 2011 - finalists announced by Australian Music Centre

Resonate article: Winners of the inaugural Art Music Awards announced by Australian Music Centre

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Performances of this work

17 Apr 2011: at Lamentations (The Great Hall, University of Sydney). Featuring Paul Stanhope, Joseph Tawadros, Sydney Chamber Choir.

14 Sep 2010: at The Choir of Trinity College (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge.

11 Sep 2010: at The Choir of Trinity College (Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge.

9 Sep 2010: at The Choir of Trinity College (Llewellyn Hall ANU School of Music). Featuring Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge.

7 Sep 2010: at The Choir of Trinity College (Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge.

4 Sep 2010: at The Choir of Trinity College (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge.

2 Sep 2010: at The Choir of Trinity College (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge.

1 Sep 2010: at The Choir of Trinity College (QPAC Concert Hall). Featuring Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge.

30 Aug 2010: at The Choir of Trinity College (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge.

22 Aug 2009: at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Jonathan Grieves-Smith, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

26 Jul 2009: at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus (Elisabeth Murdoch Hall). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Grieves-Smith.

17 May 09: St Pancras Church, London, UK. Featuring Sam Laughton, Elysian Singers.

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