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Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Let all mortal flesh keep silence : for string quartet / H.C. Maclean.

by Clare Maclean (1984)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.


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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence is a choral prelude on a traditional French carol, with sung passages and instrumental interludes. This melody is also a hymn tune for a translation of a fourth century Greek and Syriac text, which gives the piece its title.

The text is a series of poems by Australian John Carroll, which compares Stonehenge with Lake Mungo in central Australia. Lake Mungo is framed by the 'Walls of China', a curved 25-kilometre lunette (sand dune) made up of sand and clay formations that are up to 40 metres high, and which from space look like a thin crescent moon. The oldest human cremated remains have been found there. Rosh Chodesh is Hebrew for new moon. The text ends with the last verse of the hymn.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 4 performance parts (18p. -- A4 (portrait))

Duration: 7 min.

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

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