Armidale seasons : a song cycle for mezzo-soprano, two recorders and string quartet
by Benjamin Thorn (2013)
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Armidale seasons : a song cycle for mezzo-soprano, two recorders and string quartet / music: Benjamin Thorn ; text: Chris Cunningham.
Library shelf no. 783.67547/THO 2 [Available for loan]
Armidale Seasons is a setting of a cycle of seven sonnets by Chris Cunningham that explore the six seasons in Armidale's weather (four is clearly inadequate), with an introductory prologue. The settings evoke the meaning of the text while occasionally also using birdsong and intertextual referfences.
Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano, 2 treble recorders, 2 violins, viola, cello.
Duration: 16 min.
Contents note: Prologue: Six Seasons? -- Hot Dry -- Torrid Wet -- Clear -- Cold -- Windy -- Stormy.
Commission note: Commissioned by Chris Cunningham.
May also be performed using a string ensemble.
- In the form/style of: Song Cycles
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