Vanitas Vanitatum : choral setting: SATB
by Natalie Williams (2002)
Performance by University of Melbourne Composition Choir, Hildy Essex from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 40.
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Vanitas Vanitatum was composed for the Melbourne University Composition Choir's first semester recital for 2002. It was first performed in the Ormond College Chapel, University of Melbourne on May 22nd 2002, conducted by Hildy Essex.
The text is a verse taken from John Webster's (c.1578 - c.1626) tragi-comedy, The Devil's Law Case (1617) or, When Women go to Law, the Devil is full of Business.
John Webster. "Vanitas Vanitatum." In The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250 - 1918. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Instrumentation: SATB choir.
Duration: 6 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by University of Melbourne Composition Choir.
Lyrics from poem by John Webster (1580-1630)
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