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Lament to Saint Cecilia : for SATB choir

by Paul Stanhope (2012)

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Performance by Sydney Chamber Choir, Paul Stanhope from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 69.

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Lament to Saint Cecilia : for SATB choir / Paul Stanhope ; text by Verónica Pamoukaghlian.

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Work Overview

This piece was written as a tribute to and blackly humorous shadow of the famous Britten choral piece "Hymn to Saint Cecilia" and to coincide with the Britten Centenary. It was written for the talents of the remarkable Gondwana Chorale for their tour of the UK and France in January-February 2013.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: SATB Choir.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Advanced SATB Choir requiring divisi and solos.

Dedication note: To Paul Holley and the Gondwana Chorale

Commission note: Commissioned by Gondwana Choirs for the Gondwana Chorale with the support of APRA and the Gondwana Innovations Patrons.

First performance: by Gondwana Chorale, Paul Holley — 19 Jan 13. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Relationship to Benjamin Britten "Hymn to Saint Cecilia", Gabriel Jackson "Cecilia Virgo" or other works to do with Saint Cecilia, patron saint of music and musicians.

Text from “Two Poems for Saint Cecilia” by Verónica Pamoukaghlian

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Performances of this work

10 Apr 2016: at Adelaide Chamber Singers: Immortal Fire (The Village Well). Featuring Adelaide Chamber Singers, Carl Crossin.

9 Apr 2016: at Adelaide Chamber Singers: Immortal Fire (Pilgrim Church). Featuring Adelaide Chamber Singers, Carl Crossin.

Dec 15: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Featuring Sydney Chamber Choir, Paul Stanhope.

9 Apr 2015: at Choralfest (Wesley College (St Kilda)).

19 Jan 13: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music.. Featuring Paul Holley, Gondwana Chorale.

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