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Songs for Voice and Piano, Book One

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Songs for Voice and Piano, Book One / Richard Vella.

by Richard Vella (1977)


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Most of these songs were written while the composer was an undergraduate student at La Trobe University, Melbourne (1976-78). Each song explores a particular composition technique such as modal or extended harmony, rhythmic development, counterpoint or asymmetrical phrasing. The songs have individually been performed in various concerts.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (41p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 19 min.

Contents note:

I. Green -- II. A Morning Slumber -- III. After Many Years -- IV. Rain Poem -- V. Ryokan -- VI. Woman -- VII. Crofting.

Dedication note: for Karen Cummings

Poems by Matsuo Basho (1644 -1694), Jayne Berland (1919 - 2015), Juan Ramone Jimenez (1881-1958) and Michael Dransfield (1948 - 1973).

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc in relation to this work:
The stylistic references are diverse ranging from post-impressionism, expressionism, and neo-modernism.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2022.

ISMN: 979-0-67315-217-5

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