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Urban songs : string quartet

by Andrew Batterham (2014)

Urban songs

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Urban songs : for string quartet / Andrew Batterham.

Library shelf no. 785.714/BAT 3 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

Urban Songs is about life in an urban environment. Sometimes you're alone in a crowd, sometimes there's a lack of privacy; and sometimes you belong to something larger than yourself.
'And There I Was' - Find your own rhythm amongst the noise of the city, find your place in the sights and sounds.
'Streetlights and Lost Souls' - Flickering streetlights stand sentinel over a lonely streetscape at night, home only to the homeless.
'The Union' - The rhythm of the city, the racing of the trains, the tramping of the commuter army, the heartbeats of a million people.

Work Details

Year: 2014

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 18 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. And there I was -- II. Streetlights and lost souls -- III. The union.

Commission note: Local Heroes Commission from the Melbourne Recital Centre

First performance: by Silo String Quartet at Spring Rejuvenation - Melbourne Composers League (Trinity Uniting Church, Brighton) on 14 Sep 2014

Performances of this work

20 Aug 19: St Stephen's Anglican Church, Richmond, Melbourne. Featuring Allotropy String Quartet.

10 Nov 18: Melbourne Recital Centre. Featuring The Letter String Quartet.

14 Sep 2014: at Spring Rejuvenation - Melbourne Composers League (Trinity Uniting Church, Brighton). Featuring Silo String Quartet.

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