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Take down the fiddle, Karl : from the Neilson Project, for baritone solo and string trio / words by John Shaw Neilson ; music by Fred Hill.
by Fred Hill (2004)
Although this is a short work, I have aimed to evoke 3 distinct genres; the German Landler of the main melody depicts the relaxed after-hours mood of the workmen; the mechanical chatter of the strings reflects the tempo of the brutal labour; and the mysteries of the dark and spirit-haunted forests of Karl's faraway homeland. The references to Mendelssohn and Wagner are not accidental and perhaps mirror the impudence, irreverence - chutzpah - of the composer!
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (12p. -- A3 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Double stops and special effects in all string parts
Duration: 7 min.
Dedicated to Bruce Ledden
Includes programme note.
Setting of a poem written around the time of World War I.
This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.
This work also exists as the following versions:
- Baritone with piano
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