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Big meeting


Big meeting / David Lumsdaine.

  • Published by NMC Recordings — 2011 [NMC D171] — 1 CD (61 min.)
  • Sales Availability: Buy Big meeting on the iTunes Store
  • Library Availability: CD 2186 — Reference (not for loan) copy only

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Big Meeting (1978) — sound sculpture David Lumsdaine 1 hours, 47 sec.

Product details

Lumsdaine's poetic collage was recorded on location at the Durham Miners' Gala, 1971 - a large annual gathering associated with the coal mining heritage of the region, and known as The Big Meeting. This remarkable work assembles snatches of brass bands, choirs, speech and song alongside the sounds of a historic occasion.

Duration: 61 min.

Contents note:

Beginnings: "Speak!" -- Gathering, memories: Old Elvet and the racecourse -- The fairground dances -- The miners' hymn -- Crossing Palace Green to the Cathedral -- Undergound: questions -- Praise: people speak -- Coda.

Liner notes include programme notes and biographical notes on the composer.

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