Murchitt : a daydream
by Lawrence Whiffin (1997)
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Based on a prose poem by William Henderson, the text is deliberately silly with comic-surreal imaginings inspiring the music in unusual situations, humour having the dominant role.
Instrumentation: Speaker, soprano, tenor, SATB choir, flute/piccolo, clarinet B flat/E flat, bass clarinet, trumpet, percussion (1 player), piano, synthesizer, violin, cello.
Duration: 28 min.
Contents note: There are two large sections rather than two movements, each with varying tempos interpreting the moods of the text.
An experiment in post-surrealist humour.
Winner of Australian Music Centre Award for Best Composition, 1998.
Awards & Prizes
|1999||Classical Music Awards - Best Composition by an Australian Composer||Winner||Lawrence Whiffin|
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