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Who killed Cock Robin? : for chamber choir

by Martin Wesley-Smith and Peter Wesley-Smith (1979)

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Performance by Roland Peelman, Penelope Sharpe, Jane Edwards, Jennifer Kaye, Jennifer Moss, David Barmby, Tobias Cole, Ian Oi, David Russell, Christopher Josey, Michael Keough, James Renwick, Brett Weymark, Peter Alexander, Clive Birch, Andrew Fysh, Matthew Glasgow from the CD green CD

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Who killed Cock Robin? : for chamber choir / by Martin Wesley-Smith.

Library shelf no. Q 782.55542/WES 4 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1979

Instrumentation: SATB choir.

Duration: 18 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Contents note: Cock Robin is dead -- Flora the Fly -- I'll do the analysis -- Freddie the Fish -- Cock Robin is dead -- I'm a caterpillar of society -- Caterpillar of adversity -- Post-mortem report -- All the birds.

Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney University Chamber Choir with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance: by Sydney University Chamber Choir, Nicholas Routley — 27 Jun 80. Great Hall, Sydney University

A setting of the traditional song, with additional words and music by Martin Wesley-Smith.

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Resonate article: Martin Wesley-Smith's Who Killed Cock Robin? by Martin Wesley-Smith

Performances of this work

24 Sep 2014: at Burgundian Consort @UNSW - Della terra (Sir John Clancy Auditorium). Featuring Burgundian Consort.

25 May 2013: at In memoriam Paul Barclay (James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College).

2 May 2010: at Choral@Montsalvat (Montsalvat).

27 Jun 80: Great Hall, Sydney University. Featuring Sydney University Chamber Choir, Nicholas Routley.

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