The bird king suite : three pieces for treble voices and piano after images of Shaun Tan
by Dan Walker (2012)
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The bird king suite : three pieces for treble voices and piano after images of Shaun Tan / words and music by Dan Walker.
Library shelf no. 782.7542/WAL 2 [Available for loan]
This set of three short choral works were inspired by the artwork of Australian illustrator Shaun Tan and reflect his eye for the whimsical, the fantastic and the beautiful. They would suit a good primary school or lower secondary school choir with a competent accompanist.
Instrumentation: Treble voices (in 2 and 3 parts), piano.
Duration: 8 min.
Difficulty: Medium — some tricky canonic writing, large range
Contents note: i. Anthropologists -- ii. Heart Bell -- iii. The Bird King.
Commission note: Commissioned for New England Sings.. Commissioned by the New England Conservatorium for their 2012 'New England Sings' choral festival
The composer notes the following genres, subjecs, influences, etc associated with this work:
Shaun Tan, exploration themes, illustrations, imagination
- Inspired by: Visual arts works
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