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The Blind Poetess : medium/high voice and cello

by Jacqui Rutten (2018)

Work Overview

This song cycle of six works is set to poems by Frances Browne, written around the time of the Irish famine in the mid 1800's. The songs were composed at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland, during a two week composing residency, with pen and paper. Nature is a theme throughout the pieces.

Work Details

Year: 2018

Instrumentation: Solo medium/high voice, cello.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — ornamentation

Contents note: 1. The Australian emigrant -- 2. Trees -- 3. Drowned child -- 4. Ancient tombs -- 5. Flowers of May -- 6. The birds of spring.

Dedication note: For my mother, Mary Knights-Rutten

Written for: Mary Knights-Rutten

First performance: by Diane Froomes, Jacqui Rutten — 2 Dec 18. Southern Sherbrook Historical Society, Belgrave Heights


Performances of this work

2 Dec 18: Southern Sherbrook Historical Society, Belgrave Heights. Featuring Diane Froomes, Jacqui Rutten.

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