Sheet Music: Score
Gethsemane : for 6 voices, narrator, soprano saxophone, percussion and electronica / Gerard Brophy.
by Gerard Brophy (2010)
The work draws not only on the ancient story but also on Brophy's familiarity and deep fascination with India, where he spends part of each year. It includes five narratives by Brophy. They describe an arc from pre-dawn to night, and from birth to death, on the streets of Calcutta. The talk alternates with singing of traditional texts, in Portuguese, English and Hindi.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (47p. -- B4 (portrait))
Duration: 57 min.
Prologue -- Aba Pai -- The Cobra -- How lonely sits the City -- Ballygunge Phari -- O Lord, my eyes flow with tears -- Marble Palace -- Is this the City -- Mahatma Ghandi Road -- I am one who has seen -- Shanagar Ghat -- O Prema aiega.
Commissioned by The Song Company.
First performance by The Song Company — Mar 10. City Recital Hall, Sydney
Includes copy of texts.
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Analysis & Media
- Video: Gethemane - in rehearsal
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