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Letter from the trenches : for mezzo-soprano, viola, percussion and piano

by Larry Sitsky (2015)

Audio Sample

Performance by Halcyon, Jenny Duck-Chong, James Wannan, Kaylie Dunstan, Jo Allan from the CD War letters

War letters


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War letters : new music commemorating WWI / Halcyon.

Library shelf no. CD 2798 [Available for loan]

Letter from the trenches


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Letter from the trenches : for mezzo, viola, percussion and piano / music by Larry Sitsky.

Library shelf no. 783.67542/SIT 2 [Not for loan]

Work Details

Year: 2015

Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano, viola, percussion, piano.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: for Jenny Duck-Chong and the Halcyon Ensemble

Commission note: Commissioned by Halcyon.. Commissioned for Halcyon by the Australian Government special Gallipoli and ANZAC commemorative fund, 2015

First performance: by Halcyon at Halcyon: War Letters (Ku-Ring-Gai Town Hall) on 7 Nov 2015

Composer's note re the text: The text was assembled by me, after reading hundreds of letters, and then lifting sentences and phrases to suit my purposes and musical intentions. In a real sense, the words represent Everyman.


Performances of this work

10 Nov 2015: at War Letters - schools performance (Ku-Ring-Gai Town Hall). Featuring Halcyon.

7 Nov 2015: at Halcyon: War Letters (Ku-Ring-Gai Town Hall). Featuring Halcyon.

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