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Bright birds and sorrows

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Bright birds and sorrows : for soprano saxophone and string quartet / Ross Edwards.

by Ross Edwards (2015)

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  • Instrumentation: Saxophone, 2 violins, viola, cello, clapping sticks (or claves).


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Published by: Australian Music Centre (under licence from G.Schirmer Australia) — 1 set of 5 performance parts (90p. -- A4 (portrait))

Duration: 25 mins

Contents note:

I. Sanctus -- II. Songbird 1 -- III. Lullaby -- IV. Songbird 2 -- V. Lament for the Sacred Earth -- VI. Laughing Dance.

Commissioned by Kim Williams.

First performance by Elias String Quartet, Amy Dickson at Musica Viva: Festival Concert #4 (Verbrugghen Hall) on 22 Apr 2017

Composed especially for the saxophonist Amy Dickson, who premiered it with the Elias String Quartet during the 2017 Musica Viva Festival in Sydney. After the premiere I experimented with some cuts and revisions, resulting in a 2019 version which is now replaced by the present one.

Revised in 2021.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2021.

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