Love Stories : a song collection for baritone and piano
by Ross Fiddes (2017)
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Love Stories : a song collection for baritone and piano / music: Ross Fiddes ; words: John Shaw Neilson.
Library shelf no. 783.88547/FID 1 [Available for loan]
The 7 songs are set to poems by Australian poet John Shaw Neilson. The words are romantic, wry, loving, contemplative, metaphorical, amusing, reflective. The music seeks to encapsulate the mood of the words in a structure where the singer is not so much accompanied, but is part of the musical fabric.
Instrumentation: Baritone, piano.
Duration: 20 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Standard notation but challenging for both performers
Contents note: Love's Coming -- Song In The Yellow -- The Declaration -- The Evening Is The Morning -- The Lover Sings -- Show Me The Song -- Stony Town.
Dedication note: Dedicated to the wife of the composer.
Written for: Michael Lampard
First performance: by Michael Lampard, Ross Fiddes at NMF18: Love Notes: I’ll Sing Yours if You’ll Play Mine (Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music) on 18 Aug 2018
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Post romantic. Similar in structural intent to the composer's song cycles "The Man In The Other Room" and "These Men".
- In the form/style of: Song Cycles
Performances of this work
18 Aug 2018: at NMF18: Love Notes: I’ll Sing Yours if You’ll Play Mine (Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music). Featuring Michael Lampard, Ross Fiddes.
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