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Four vignettes from 'Words of Wisdom' : for SSATTB voices/choir

by Katy Abbott (2014)

Four vignettes from 'Words of Wisdom'


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Four vignettes from 'Words of Wisdom' : SSATTB voices/choir / Katy Abbott.

Library shelf no. 782.55542/ABB 3 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Words of Wisdom in its original form comprises of nine humorous vignettes and was composed for The Song Company. Since that time, there have been many performances of Words of Wisdom, which often include fragments of the whole work. This collection contains 4 of the 9 original pieces; Angry, Fine Wine, Unneccessary and Fool; and comes at the request of conductor Carl Crossin, Adelaide Chamber Singers. Chosen for their delightful truths, the songs shed light on some elements of the human condition: emotion, relationships, image and purpose. Although all the wise words contain truth, some of the wisdom is conventional and poignant whilst others are mere observations. Either way, the listener is advised to take heed!

Work Details

Year: 2014

Instrumentation: SSATTB voices/choir.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. Angry  / text by Aristotle -- II. Nail polish / text by Kaz Cooke -- III. Unnecessary / text by Kaz Cooke -- IV. Fool / text from old Chinese proverb.

Commission note: Collection made at the request of conductor Carl Crossin, Adelaide Chamber Singers.

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