Peace : a cantata for John Monash / David Kram.
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||Peace : a Cantata for John Monash (2017) for Adult Choir SATB, Children’s Choir SA, Soloists SABarB and Orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne VIC, on 9 Sep 17.
|David Kram||Lisa Anne Robinson, Kristen Leich, Michel Laloum, Eddie Muliaumaseali'i, David Kram||1 hours, 36 mins, 23 sec.|
Following key themes of love of family and loyalty to country,
PEACE travels through the early years of life in Jerilderie to
his student days at Melbourne University, as an engineer and
business man in the heart of Melbourne, and as a soldier and
leader of WWI Australian troops in Gallipoli and France.
There are poignant moments in the work where the tragedy of war and its effect on Australia are starkly juxtaposed with the innocence of children's songs and larrikin student ditties of his days at university.
This much-anticipated premiere saw an enthusiastic response with over 200 singers from community, schools and university choirs in Victoria participating in what was a memorable concert for everyone who knows and understands the impact John Monash has had on this city.
Duration: 90 min.
1. Let there be peace (choir, children, soloists) -- 2. Have joy, you who promote peace (soloists) -- 3. Jerilderie (children) -- 4. Dearest wife (baritone solo) -- 5. The Landing [Gallipoli] (men's choir] -- 6. Eternal One, grant us Your peace (choir, children) -- 7. Not for King, but Country (bass solo) -- 8. Grace Wilson (soprano solo) -- 9. Eternal One, grant us peace (choir) -- 10. The pink telegram (choir, soloists) -- 11. Have joy (reprise) (soloists) -- 12. Do good – prospera crescat laude (choir) -- 13. Monash at university (choir, baritone solo) -- 14. Do good – truth and fairness (children, baritone solo) -- 15. Bravo, Sir John (mezzo-soprano solo) -- 16. Peacemakers who sow in peace (soloists) -- 17. We honour John Monash the engineer (soloists) -- 18. Blessed are the peacemakers (choir) -- 19. War loomed in Europe (choir, children) -- 20. Monash soliloquy (baritone solo) -- 21. When we win this war (choir, bass solo) -- 22. Our little town (children) --23. Hamel (soloists) -- 24. Zero eight, zero eight (choir, soloists) -- 25. Monash letter (choir, soloists) -- 26. What relief (soloists) -- 27. Arise, Sir John (bass solo) -- 28. The Eterna’s face is turned to you (children) -- 29. Finale (choir, children, soloists).
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