Video: 'River Mother, River Child' and 'Boy and the River' from River songs
- Betty Beath
- These two songs are from the cycle of seven songs by Betty Beath, entitled "RIVER SONGS, which is a setting of a poem sequence by the Australian poet, Jena Woodhouse. There are two arrangements of RIVER SONGS, the first for soprano voice and piano and the second for soprano voice and orchestra. In RIVER SONGS the river is a physical presence, deriving its identity from water, currents, tides, light, mangroves, birds, ferries and people.