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Six songs : to the poems of Judith Wright : voice with piano

by Margaret Sutherland (, this version: 1967)

Also known as: 6 Australian songs

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Performance by Angela Giblin, Margaret Legge-Wilkinson from the CD Tall trees

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Six songs / Margaret Sutherland ; settings of poems by Judith Wright.

Library shelf no. 783.2542/SUT 3 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: , this version: 1967

Instrumentation: Voice, piano.

Duration: 18 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — L.Mus.

Contents note: Midnight -- Winter kestrel -- The old prison -- Woman's song -- The twins -- Bullocky.

Composed between 1950 and 1963.

Performances of this work

11 May 12: Various venues in Canberra, ACT

21 Sep 2010: at The Judith Wright Project (Recital Hall East).

14 Mar 2010: at A celebration of Australian Women composers (St Mary's Kangaroo Point (Brisbane)). Featuring Zoe Taylor, Elizabeth Green.

7 Mar 2010: at A celebration of Australian Women composers (Chapter Hall, St Mary's Cathedral (Sydney)). Featuring Zoe Taylor, Elizabeth Green.

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My favourite Australian art song repertoire

Posted by Australian Music Centre on 15 July, 2013

The AMC asked leading practitioners to select their favourite Australian art song repertoire, to provide delegates to the 2013 International Conference of Vocal Teachers (Brisbane 2013) with an introduction to this rich and diverse landscape.
Australian women composers are the unsung heros of our past. At a time when noone around the world had any interest in or knowledge of the Australian music scene and most men in Australia could not care less, remarkable women achieved remarkable things. Just listen how good this song cycle is, neither conservative or revolutionary, but imaginative and revealing a profound understanding of Wright's wonderful words.
Roland Peelman

Very good settings of major Australian poet Judith Wright. An effectively contrasted set/cycle of moderate to advanced musical and technical challenge.
Rowena Cowley