As water bears salt : for vocal sextet with bells
by Michael Whiticker (1989, this version: 1990)
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From the CD laughter of mermaids
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As Water Bears Salt takes its name and text from the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca. It is in 3 movements. It began life in 1981 as a shorter work for vocal soloists but was fully recomposed in 1989 for the Sydney University Chamber Choir.
Year: 1989, this version: 1990
Instrumentation: Soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, 2 tenors, bass, bells.
Contents note: Why shepherd? -- As water bears salt -- Sweet nails.
Text taken freely from Federico Garcia Lorca's three plays Yerma, Blood Wedding and The House of Bernarda Alba.
Review: Lament for A The Song Company 21 March 1993
Source: Sydney Morning Herlad 24 March 1993
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