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Armidale seasons

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Armidale seasons : a song cycle for mezzo-soprano two recorders and string quartet / music: Benjamin Thorn ; text: Chris Cunningham.

by Benjamin Thorn (2013)

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  • Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano, 2 treble recorders, 2 violins, viola, cello.


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Armidale Seasons is a setting of a cycle of seven sonnets by Chris Cunningham that explore the six seasons in Armidale's weather (four is clearly inadequate), with an introductory prologue. The settings evoke the meaning of the text while occasionally also using birdsong and intertextual referfences.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 6 performance parts (42p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 16 min.

Contents note:

Prologue: Six Seasons? -- Hot Dry -- Torrid Wet -- Clear -- Cold -- Windy -- Stormy.

Commissioned by Chris Cunningham.

First performance by Ruth Strutt, Benjamin Thorn, Erin Thornton, Shah Biffen, Beth Kenrick, April Kelson, Sue Metcalfe — 27 Jul 14. Uniting Church, Armidale

This set includes instrumental parts only.

May also be performed using a string ensemble.

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