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Sheet Music: Score

The toadstools / composed by Freddie Hill ; words by Emil Campion.

by Fred Hill (1988)

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  • Instrumentation: Vocal ensemble: soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass.
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    Performance by Antony Walker, The Song Company from the CD Selected compositions 1972-1990


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The opening and closing segments are a kind of "Devil's Motet" recalling my undergraduate studies of Palestrina. The central section is more of a 1930's jazz-cabaret style. There is an ironic quote from Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle Rose" in reference to the phallus-shaped Stinkhorn.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (7p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 3 min.

Dedication note: Emil Campion and Judith Harpur (partner b.1937 d.1987)
Commission info: Composed as a submission to the Song Company in 1988 as part of a composer's workshop at Sydney University.

Toadstools is a setting of a poem by Emil Campion (my uncle and Peter C.'s father) written in 1954 from the collection 'Now and Then'.

Revised 2007.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2007.

ISMN: 979-0-67309-123-8

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Selected compositions 1972-1990
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