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Bundle of joy : for SATB choir

by Katy Abbott (2002)

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Performance by University of Melbourne Composition Choir, Hildy Essex from the CD Bundle of joy

Bundle of joy


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Bundle of joy / Katy Abbott.

Library shelf no. CD 958 [Available for loan]

Bundle of joy


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Bundle of joy : for SATB choir / Katy Abbott ; text by Liz Ward.

Library shelf no. 782.55542/ABB 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The coat hung at the back of the cupboard through the long summer and autumn. In winter, Alice distractedly played with the bundle of rubber bands in her pocket. The coat, back on its peg, the huntsman, stretched its elegent legs and reflected on the joy of total body massage.

Liz Ward 1995.

The text from Bundle of Joy was the winner of the 'Mini' Saga' competition run by THE AGE (newspaper) in which entrants were required to submit a story in 50 words or less. A panel of judges looked through the serveral thousand entries and declared Bundle of Joy by Liz Ward the winner. It was published in THE AGE on January 20, 1995. Liz Ward is a Melbourne based writer and grandmother.

This is a true story.

Work Details

Year: 2002

Instrumentation: SATB choir.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Student.

Commission note: Commissioned from Border Music Camp for the massed choir 2002.

First performance: 13 Jul 02. Border Music Camp, Albury, NSW


Performances of this work

27 May 2018: at Belles Voix (Boronia Park Uniting Church). Featuring Joubert Singers.

15 Sep 2013: at Soup & Song (Clyde Public Hall). Featuring Da Capo Singers, Simon Loveless.

2 May 2010: at Choral@Montsalvat (Montsalvat).

13 Jul 02: Border Music Camp, Albury, NSW

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