The Blind Poetess : medium/high voice and cello
by Jacqui Rutten (2018)
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The Blind Poetess : for medium/high voice and cello / music by Jacqui Rutten ; words by Frances Browne.
Library shelf no. 783.4547/RUT 3 [Available for loan]
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.
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
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